Philippians 2:15
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English Standard Version
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

King James Bible
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

American Standard Version
that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you may be blameless, and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom you shine as lights in the world.

English Revised Version
that ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world,

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Weymouth New Testament
so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world,

Philippians 2:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

May be - harmless (γένησθε - ἀκέραιοι)

May be is rather may prove or show yourselves to be. Harmless, lit., unmixed. See on Matthew 10:16. Better, guileless. Blameless in the sight of others, guileless in your own hearts.

Sons of God (τέκνα)

Rev., better, children. See on John 1:12. Compare Deuteronomy 32:5.

Without rebuke (ἄμωμα)

Rev., correctly, without blemish. See on Colossians 1:22. The word is epexegetical of the two preceding epithets, unblemished in reputation and in reality.

Crooked and perverse (σκολίας - διεστραμμένης)

Crooked, see on untoward, Acts 2:40; see on froward, 1 Peter 2:18. Perverse, lit., warped, twisted. See on Matthew 17:17; see on Luke 23:14.

Ye shine (φαίνεσθε)

Rev., more correctly, ye are seen. Compare Matthew 24:27; Revelation 18:23, A.V., where the same error occurs. Shine would require the verb in the active voice, as John 1:5; John 5:35.

Lights (φωστῆρες)

Only here and Revelation 21:11, see note. Properly, luminaries. So Rev., in margin. Generally of the heavenly bodies. See Genesis 1:14, Genesis 1:16, Sept.

In the world

Connect with ye are seen, not with luminaries. The world, not only material, but moral. For the moral sense of κόσμος world, see on John 1:9.

Philippians 2:15 Parallel Commentaries

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blameless.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly...

1 Timothy 3:2,10 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

1 Timothy 5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

and.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good...

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

harmless. or, sincere.

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

sons.

Matthew 5:45,48 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Ephesians 5:1,2,7 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

1 Peter 1:14-17 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

rebuke.

1 Timothy 5:14,20 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:10,15 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things...

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold...

a crooked.

Deuteronomy 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?...

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

ye shine. or, shine ye.

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid...

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:5
They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

Proverbs 8:8
All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.

Daniel 6:4
Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:15
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Matthew 5:45
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

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