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Philippians 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Knowing Christ
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In addition, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write to you again about this is no trouble for me and is a safeguard for you.

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Watch out for the dogs, watch out for the evil workers, watch out for those who mutilate the flesh.

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For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh ​— ​

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although I have reasons for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

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circumcised the eighth day; of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; regarding the law, a Pharisee;

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regarding zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness that is in the law, blameless.

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But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.

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More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them as dung, so that I may gain Christ

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and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ[fn] ​— ​the righteousness from God based on faith.

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My goal is to know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,

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assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.

Reaching Forward to God’s Goal
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Not that I have already reached the goal or am already perfect, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

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Brothers and sisters, I do not[fn] consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead,

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I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly[fn] call in Christ Jesus.

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Therefore, let all of us who are mature think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this also to you.

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In any case, we should live up to whatever truth we have attained.

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Join in imitating me, brothers and sisters, and pay careful attention to those who live according to the example you have in us.

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For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

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Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things,

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but our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of his glorious body, by the power that enables him to subject everything to himself.

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