Philippians 2:16
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New International Version
as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.


New American Standard Bible
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run or labor for nothing.


International Standard Version
as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard 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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
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.


Darby Bible Translation
holding forth the word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.


Young's Literal Translation
the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour;
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Context
Shining as Stars

12Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; 16Holding 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. 17Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
Cross References
Isaiah 49:4
Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.


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.


Galatians 2:2
And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.


Galatians 4:11
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.


Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


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


Philippians 1:26
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.


1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labor be in vain.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

Holding.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent...

Psalm 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works.

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

Luke 12:8 Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Romans 10:8-16 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

the word.

John 6:63,68 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life...

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

2 Timothy 2:15-17 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth...

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

that I may.

Philippians 1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as you also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

that I have.

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD...

1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Boast Christ Christ's Didn't Effect Fast Forth Glory Holding Labor Labored Labour Laboured Message Nothing Offering Order Proud Race Reason Regard Rejoice Rejoicing Run Running Toil Vain Whereof
Resources
Philippians Chapter 2 Verse 16

Alphabetical: as because boast Christ day did fast for glory have hold holding I in labor life may nor not nothing of on or order out reason run so that the to toil vain will word you

NT Letters: Philippians 2:16 Holding up the word of life (Philipp. Phil. Php.)
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