New International Version
if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
King James Bible
And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
Darby Bible Translation
and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
World English Bible
and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
Young's Literal Translation
and dost know the will, and dost approve the distinctions, being instructed out of the law,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowest his will - Hast been favored with a revelation of his own will, immediately from himself.
The things that are more excellent - τα δισφεροντα, The things that differ - that revelation which God has given of himself makes the nicest distinctions between right and wrong; between vice and virtue; showing how you should walk so as to please God, and, consequently, acquire the most excellent portion that human spirits can have on this side heaven: for all these blessings ye acknowledge to receive from your law, being instructed, κατηχουμενος, being catechized, from your infancy, in the knowledge of Divine things.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
approves the things that are more excellent. or, triest the things that differ.
LibrarySeptember the Tenth Criticism and Piety
"Thinkest thou, that judgest them that do such things, that thou shalt escape?" --ROMANS ii. 1-11. That is always my peril, to assume that by being severe with others I exculpate myself. I go on to the bench, and deliver sentence upon my brother, when my proper place is in the dock. And this is the subtlety of the snare, that I regard my criticisms and condemnations of other people as signs of my own innocence. This is the last refinement in temptation, and multitudes fall before its power. The …
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so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
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