Philippians 2:16
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New International Version
as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

New Living Translation
Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ's return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless.

English Standard Version
holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Berean Study Bible
as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

Berean Literal Bible
holding forth the word of life unto a boast to me in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

New American Standard Bible
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

King James Bible
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run or labor for nothing.

International Standard Version
as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.

NET Bible
by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

New Heart English Bible
holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you are in the place of life to them, unto my boasting in the day of The Messiah, because I have not run for nothing, neither have I labored worthlessly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I can brag on the day of Christ that my effort was not wasted and that my work produced results.

New American Standard 1977
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

King James 2000 Bible
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

American King James Version
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

American Standard Version
holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labor in vain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ, because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Darby Bible Translation
holding forth [the] word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.

English Revised Version
holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labour in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain.

World English Bible
holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-18 We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost, because our labour shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God's grace in us, is to quicken and engage our endeavours. God's good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbour. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Running, denotes earnestness and vigour, continual pressing forward; labouring, denotes constancy, and close application. It is the will of God that believers should be much in rejoicing; and those who are so happy as to have good ministers, have great reason to rejoice with them.
Study Bible
Shining as Stars
15so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world 16as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.…
Cross References
Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God."

1 Corinthians 1:8
He will sustain you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:2
I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I spoke privately to those recognized as leaders, to ensure that I was not running or had already run in vain.

Galatians 4:11
I fear for you, that my efforts for you may have been in vain.

Philippians 1:6
For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:10
so that you can discern what is best, that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Philippians 1:26
so that through my coming to you again, your exultation in Christ Jesus will resound on account of me.

1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could stand it no more, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter had somehow tempted you and caused our labor to be in vain.
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Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Holding.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Psalm 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have …

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you …

Luke 12:8 Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall …

Romans 10:8-16 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

the word.

John 6:63,68 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words …

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

2 Timothy 2:15-17 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not …

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we …

that I may.

Philippians 1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by …

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, …

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even …

that I have.

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for …

1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that …

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your …

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