Philippians 1:10
New International Version
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

New Living Translation
For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ's return.

English Standard Version
so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Berean Study Bible
so that you can discern what is best, that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Berean Literal Bible
for you to approve the things being excellent, so that you may be pure and blameless unto the day of Christ,

New American Standard Bible
so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

King James Bible
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

Christian Standard Bible
so that you may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ,

Contemporary English Version
how to make the right choices. Then you will still be pure and innocent when Christ returns. And until that day,

Good News Translation
so that you will be able to choose what is best. Then you will be free from all impurity and blame on the Day of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ,

International Standard Version
so that you may be able to choose what is best and be pure and blameless until the day when the Messiah returns,

NET Bible
so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ,

New Heart English Bible
so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That you would distinguish those things that are suitable, and that you may be pure, without an offense in the day of The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That way you will be able to determine what is best and be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.

New American Standard 1977
so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

Jubilee Bible 2000
that ye may approve the best, that ye may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ,

King James 2000 Bible
That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;

American King James Version
That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

American Standard Version
so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ,

Darby Bible Translation
that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,

English Revised Version
so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;

Weymouth New Testament
so that you may be men of transparent character, and may be blameless, in preparation for the day of Christ,

World English Bible
so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;

Young's Literal Translation
for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
Study Bible
Thanksgiving and Prayer
9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and profound insight, 10so that you can discern what is best, that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.…
Cross References
Romans 2:18
if you know His will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the Law;

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.

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

Philippians 2:16
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.

Treasury of Scripture

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

ye.

Isaiah 7:15,16
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good…

Amos 5:14,15
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken…

Micah 3:2
Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

approve things that are excellent.

Job 12:11
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 34:3
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

that ye may be.

Philippians 1:16
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Genesis 20:5
Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

Joshua 24:14
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

without.

Matthew 16:23
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Matthew 18:6,7
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea…

Matthew 26:33
Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

till.

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







Lexicon
so that
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

can discern
δοκιμάζειν (dokimazein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1381: From dokimos; to test; by implication, to approve.

what
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is best,
διαφέροντα (diapheronta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1308: From dia and phero; to bear through, i.e. transport; usually to bear apart, i.e. to toss about; subjectively, to 'differ', or surpass.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you may be
ἦτε (ēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

pure
εἰλικρινεῖς (eilikrineis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1506: (originally: unmixed), pure, uncontaminated, sincere. From heile and krino; judged by sunlight, i.e. Tested as genuine.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

blameless
ἀπρόσκοποι (aproskopoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 677: (free from hurt or harm, hence) not offending, not causing offence, blameless. Passively, faultless, i.e. Not led into sin.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] day
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

of Christ,
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
(10) That ye may be sincere and without offence.--This St. Paul contemplates as the result of thoughtful and discriminating judgment. The word "sincere" (used only here and in 2Peter 1:3), and the corresponding substantive, "sincerity" (1Corinthians 5:8; 2Corinthians 1:12; 2Corinthians 2:17), although there is some uncertainty as to their derivation, undoubtedly signify purity tested and found clear of all base admixtures. The word "without offence" is used in Acts 24:16 ("a conscience void of offence") for that which is free from the stumbling of error; and in 1Corinthians 10:32 ("giving none offence") for that at which none will stumble. The latter sense (nearly equivalent to the "unreprovable" of Colossians 1:22) better suits this passage. For "sincere" describes the positive aspect of purity; "without offence" the more negative aspect, in which it is found to present no excuse for fault-finding or scandal. It is, therefore, the "sincerity," not of unconscious innocence, but of well-tried and thoughtful purity, proof even against suspicion, which St. Paul describes as the perfect fruit of love "overflowing in knowledge."

Verse 10. - That ye may approve things that are excellent. Love, issuing in spiritual discernment, would enable them to recognize, to test, to prove things that are excellent; so Bengel," Non modo prae malts bona, seal in bonds optima." This seems better than the alternative rendering, "to prove the things that differ" (comp. Romans 2:18). That ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. Αἰλικρινής according to the common derivation (from εἵλη, sunlight, and κρίνω), means "judged in the full light of the sun," that is, pure, true; comp. John 2:21, "He that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." According to another possible derivation, the word would mean "unmixed," that is, genuine, sincere. "Without offense" may be taken actively or passively; without giving offense (causing stumbling) to others, or without stumbling themselves. Perhaps the latter sense is more suitable here. He prays that the Philippians may be true and pure inwardly, and blameless in their outward lives. "Till," rather, "against the day of Christ." The preposition εἰς does not denote time only, as ἄχρις in Ver. 6; it implies preparation. 1:8-11 Shall not we pity and love those souls whom Christ loves and pities? Those who abound in any grace, need to abound more. Try things which differ; that we may approve the things which are excellent. The truths and laws of Christ are excellent; and they recommend themselves as such to any attentive mind. Sincerity is that in which we should have our conversation in the world, and it is the glory of all our graces. Christians should not be apt to take offence, and should be very careful not to offend God or the brethren. The things which most honour God will most benefit us. Let us not leave it doubtful whether any good fruit is found in us or not. A small measure of Christian love, knowledge, and fruitfulness should not satisfy any.
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