Philippians 2:14
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New International Version
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,

New Living Translation
Do everything without complaining and arguing,

English Standard Version
Do all things without grumbling or disputing,

Berean Study Bible
Do everything without complaining or arguing,

Berean Literal Bible
Do all things without murmurings and disputings,

New American Standard Bible
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

King James Bible
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do everything without grumbling and arguing,

International Standard Version
Do everything without complaining or arguing

NET Bible
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,

New Heart English Bible
Do all things without murmurings and disputes,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do everything without complaining and without division,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do everything without complaining or arguing.

New American Standard 1977
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do all things without murmurings and doubts,

King James 2000 Bible
Do all things without murmuring and disputing:

American King James Version
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

American Standard Version
Do all things without murmurings and questionings:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And do ye all things without murmurings and hesitations;

Darby Bible Translation
Do all things without murmurings and reasonings,

English Revised Version
Do all things without murmurings and disputings;

Webster's Bible Translation
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Weymouth New Testament
Be ever on your guard against a grudging and contentious spirit,

World English Bible
Do all things without murmurings and disputes,

Young's Literal Translation
All things do without murmurings and reasonings,
Study Bible
Shining as Stars
13For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure. 14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world…
Cross References
Mark 9:14
When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.

Luke 5:30
But the Pharisees and their scribes complained to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

1 Corinthians 10:10
And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

1 Peter 4:9
Show hospitality to one another without complaining.
Treasury of Scripture

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:


Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

Exodus 16:7,8 And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; for …

Numbers 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against …

Psalm 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and listened not to the voice of the LORD.

Matthew 20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the manager of the house,

Mark 14:5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and …

Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, …

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed …

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: …

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …


Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 15:17,18 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and …

Mark 9:33,34 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What …

Acts 15:2,7,39 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation …

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.

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

1 Corinthians 1:10-12 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Corinthians 3:3-5 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Galatians 5:15,26 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not …

Ephesians 4:31,32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, …

1 Thessalonians 5:13,15 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And …

1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

James 1:20 For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

James 4:1 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

(14) Without murmurings and disputings.--St. Paul seems purposely to leave this precept in perfect generality, so as to apply to their relations both to God and man. We observe, however, that the word "disputings" is mostly used of objections and cavils in word (see Matthew 15:19; Luke 5:22; Luke 6:8; Romans 1:21; Romans 14:1); although in Luke 9:47; Luke 24:38, and perhaps 1Timothy 2:8, it is applied to the inner strife of the heart. In either case it seems mainly to indicate intellectual questionings. Similarly, the word "murmuring" is used of outward wranglings of discontent (Matthew 20:11; Luke 5:30; John 6:41; John 6:43; John 6:61; John 7:12; Acts 6:1; 1Corinthians 10:10; 1Peter 4:9), proceeding not so much from the mind, as from the heart. The object, moreover, contemplated in Philippians 2:15 is chiefly good example before men. Hence the primary reference would seem to be to their relation towards men, in spite of the close connection with the preceding verse. Nor can we forget that it is on unity among themselves that the main stress of the exhortation of this chapter turns. Of course it is obvious that the disposition rebuked is sure to show itself in both relations; and that, if checked in one, the check will react on the other.

Verse 14. - Do all things without murmurings and disputings. Obedience must be willing and cheerful. The word rendered "murmurings" (γογγυσμός) is that constantly used in the Septuagint of the murmurings of the Israelites during their wanderings. Διαλογισμοί may mean, as here rendered, "dis-putings," or more probably, in accordance with the New Testament use of the word, questionings, doubtings. Submission to God's will must be inward as well as outward. Do all things,.... Not evil things, these are to be abhorred, shunned, and avoided, even all appearance of them, they are not to be done, even the sake of good; nor all indifferent things at all times, and under all circumstances, when the peace and edification of others are in danger of being hurt by so doing; but all good things, all that are agreeable to the righteous law and good will of God; all those good things which accompany salvation, as hearing the word, and attendance on ordinances: all church affairs relating to public worship, private conference, everything at church meetings, and which concern the discipline and laws of Christ's house; and all things that are civilly, morally, spiritually, and evangelically good; even all things that God would have done, or we would desire should be done to us by fellow creatures and fellow Christians: let all these be done

without murmurings; either against God and Christ, as if anything hard and severe was enjoined, when Christ's yoke is easy, and his burden light, Matthew 11:30, and none of his commands grievous; and because their presence is not always enjoyed, and that communion and comfort in ordinances had, which may be desired: or against the ministers of the Gospel, in whose power it is not to give grace, comfort, and spiritual refreshment; any more than it was in Moses and Aaron to give bread and water to the Israelites in the wilderness, for which they murmured against them, and in so doing against God himself, Exodus 16:2; or against one another, because of superior enjoyment in nature, providence, and grace; but all things, both of a moral, civil, and religious nature, with respect to God, and one another, should be done readily, freely, cheerfully, and heartily; and also without

disputings; or "without hesitations", as the Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it. Whatever appears to be agreeable to the will of God, should be done at once without dispute upon it, or hesitation about it, however disagreeable it may be to carnal sense and reason; the will of God is not to be disputed, nor flesh and blood to be consulted, in opposition to it; nor should the saints enter into any carnal reasonings, and contentious disputations, either at their public or private meetings, but do all they do decently, and in order, and in the exercise of brotherly love. 14. murmurings—secret murmurings and complaints against your fellow men arising from selfishness: opposed to the example of Jesus just mentioned (compare the use of the word, Joh 7:12, 13; Ac 6:1; 1Pe 4:9; Jude 16).

disputings—The Greek is translated "doubting" in 1Ti 2:8. But here referring to profitless "disputings" with our fellow men, in relation to whom we are called on to be "blameless and harmless" (Php 2:15): so the Greek is translated, Mr 9:33, 34. These disputings flow from "vain glory" reprobated (Php 2:3); and abounded among the Aristotelian philosophers in Macedon, where Philippi was.2:12-18 We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost, because our labour shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God's grace in us, is to quicken and engage our endeavours. God's good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbour. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Running, denotes earnestness and vigour, continual pressing forward; labouring, denotes constancy, and close application. It is the will of God that believers should be much in rejoicing; and those who are so happy as to have good ministers, have great reason to rejoice with them.
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