Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Samuel 17:39 And David girded his sword on his armor, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these...
Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...
Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Isaiah 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush...
Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable...
Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...
1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents...
Hebrews 12:28 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
1 Peter 2:5,20 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...
ContextChildren of Light
8For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10Proving what is acceptable to the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatever does make manifest is light. 14Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light. 15See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
Proving what is well pleasing to God:
Darby Bible Translation
proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
King James Bible
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,