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, …

Amos 5:14,15 Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the …

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

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

Romans 2:18 And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, …

Romans 7:16,22 If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good…

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

Romans 12:2,9 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

approve things that are excellent. or, try things that differ.

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

Job 34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Hebrews 5:12-14 For when for the time you ought to be teachers…

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

Revelation 2:2 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you …

that ye may be.

Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to …

Genesis 20:5 Said he not to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, …

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth…

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, …

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before …

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

without.

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are …

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me…

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended …

Romans 14:20,21 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

1 Corinthians 8:13 Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while …

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor …

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Galatians 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer …

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before …

till. See on

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless …







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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