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Philippians 2

Phil. 2:15 KJV (With Strong’s)

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That
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
ye may be
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
blameless
amemptos (Greek #273)
irreproachable
KJV usage: blameless, faultless, unblamable.
Pronounce: am'-emp-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 3201
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
βharmless
akeraios (Greek #185)
unmixed, i.e. (figuratively) innocent
KJV usage: harmless, simple.
Pronounce: ak-er'-ah-yos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of 2767
, the sons
teknon (Greek #5043)
a child (as produced)
KJV usage: child, daughter, son.
Pronounce: tek'-non
Origin: from the base of 5098
n of God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, without rebuke
amometos (Greek #298)
unblamable
KJV usage: blameless.
Pronounce: am-o'-may-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 3469
, in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the midst
mesos (Greek #3319)
middle (as an adjective or (neuter) noun)
KJV usage: among, X before them, between, + forth, mid(-day, -night), midst, way.
Pronounce: mes'-os
Origin: from 3326
of a
genea (Greek #1074)
a generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons)
KJV usage: age, generation, nation, time.
Pronounce: ghen-eh-ah'
Origin: from (a presumed derivative of) 1085
crooked
skolios (Greek #4646)
warped, i.e. winding; figuratively, perverse
KJV usage: crooked, froward, untoward.
Pronounce: skol-ee-os'
Origin: from the base of 4628
o and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
perverse
diastrepho (Greek #1294)
to distort, i.e. (figuratively) misinterpret, or (morally) corrupt
KJV usage: perverse(-rt), turn away.
Pronounce: dee-as-tref'-o
Origin: from 1223 and 4762
nation
genea (Greek #1074)
a generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons)
KJV usage: age, generation, nation, time.
Pronounce: ghen-eh-ah'
Origin: from (a presumed derivative of) 1085
, among
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
whom
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
γye shine
phaino (Greek #5316)
to lighten (shine), i.e. show (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: appear, seem, be seen, shine, X think.
Pronounce: fah'-ee-no
Origin: prolongation for the base of 5457
as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
lights
phoster (Greek #5458)
an illuminator, i.e. (concretely) a luminary, or (abstractly) brilliancy
KJV usage: light.
Pronounce: foce-tare'
Origin: from 5457
p in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the world
kosmos (Greek #2889)
orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally))
KJV usage: adorning, world.
Pronounce: kos'-mos
Origin: probably from the base of 2865
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Ministry on This Verse

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blameless.
and.
harmless.
or, sincere.
sons.
Matt. 5:45,48• 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
(Matt. 5:45,48)
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Luke 6:35• 35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. (Luke 6:35)
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2 Cor. 6:17• 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (2 Cor. 6:17)
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Eph. 5:1‑2,7• 1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor.
7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
(Eph. 5:1‑2,7)
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1 Peter 1:14‑17• 14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
(1 Peter 1:14‑17)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (1 Peter 2:9)
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1 John 3:1‑3• 1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
(1 John 3:1‑3)
rebuke.
a crooked.
ye shine.
or, shine ye.
 A very striking passage, because it will be found that in every member of the sentence it is an exact statement of what Christ was. (Philippians 2 by J.N. Darby)
 Let us uphold the glory of His person, but, nevertheless, let us not forget how the apostle's picture of the saint resembles the Master! (Philippians 2 by W. Kelly)
 The light presents what a person is, rather than what he says. Holding forth the word of life speaks of testimony rendered by proclaiming the truth of the word of God. Our lives must reflect something of the perfection of Christ if our words are to tell forth the way of life. (Philippians 2 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generationd; among whom ye appeare as lights in the world,

JND Translation Notes

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d
See Deut. 32.5, LXX.
e
"Appear"; used in the middle voice for the rising or appearing of the heavenly bodies; so here with "lights," i.e. "luminaries," as Rev. 21.11.

W. Kelly Translation

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that ye may be blameless and sincere, irreproachable children of God amidst a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as lights in [the] world1,

WK Translation Notes

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be: "become," instead of "be," is suggested (I presume) the better to mark γένησθε rather than ἦτε (A D E F G etc.) which Lachmann preferred. (Bible Treasury 14:380)
lights: Or, "light-bearers." (Lect. on Phil. and Col., p.3)