Philippians Chapter 3

New Testament / Epistle to the Philippians / Chapter 3

1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me, to write the same things to you indeed is not grievous, but for you, it is safe.

2-6 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation. For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks he might have trust in the flesh, I more so: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

7-11 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I count all things loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them as dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith; that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.

12-14 Not as though I have already attained, or that I have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may latch on to that for which Christ Jesus also has latched on for me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things that are behind, and reaching forward to those things are ahead, I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15-16 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, be thus minded, and if in anything you think otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

17-21 Brethren, be followers together of me, and note those who walk so walk as you have us for an example. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their mind earthly things.) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our wretched body, that it may be conformed to his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is even able to subdue all things to himself.

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