14 [a]Do all things without (A)murmuring and reasonings,

15 [b]That ye may be blameless, and pure, and the sons of God without rebuke in the midst of a naughty and crooked nation, among whom ye shine as (B)lights in the world,

16 Holding forth the [c]word of life, [d]that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither have labored in vain.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:14 He describeth modesty by the contrary effects of pride, teaching us, that it is far both from all malicious, and close or inward hatred and also from open contentions and brawlings.
  2. Philippians 2:15 To be short, he requireth a life without fault, and pure, that being lightened with the word of God, they may shine in the darkness of this world.
  3. Philippians 2:16 The Gospel is called the word of life, because of the effects which it worketh.
  4. Philippians 2:16 Again he pricketh them forward, setting before them his true Apostolic care that he had of them, comforting them moreover, to the end they should not be sorry for the greatness of his afflictions, no not although he should die to make perfect their oblation with his blood, as it were with a drink offering.

14 Do everything without grumbling(A) or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless(B) and pure, “children of God(C) without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a](D) Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ(E) that I did not run(F) or labor in vain.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:15 Deut. 32:5

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