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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Holding forth (ἐπέχοντες)
The verb means literally to hold upon or apply. Hence to fix attention upon, as Luke 14:7; Acts 3:5; 1 Timothy 4:16. In Acts 19:22, stayed: where the idea at bottom is the same - kept to. So in Sept., Job 27:8, of setting the heart on gain. Job 30:26, "fixed my mind on good." In Genesis 8:10, of Noah waiting. In classical Greek, to hold out, present, as to offer wine to a guest or the breast to an infant. Also to stop, keep down, confine, cease. Here in the sense of presenting or offering, as A.V. and Rev. holding forth.
That I may rejoice (εἰς καύχημα ἐμοὶ)
Lit., for a cause of glorying unto me.
In the day of Christ (εἰς ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ)
Lit., against the day, as Philippians 1:10. The phrase day of Christ is peculiar to this epistle. The usual expression is day of the Lord.
Have not run (οὐκ ἔδραμον)
Rev., better, did not run. Aorist tense. Ignatius writes to Polycarp to ordain some one "beloved and unwearied, who may be styled God's courier" (θεοδρόμος. To Polycarp, 7).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that I may.
that I have.
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God."
1 Corinthians 1:8
who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.
I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
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