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Philippians 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:1 - Finally, my brothers,[fn] rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:2 - Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God[fn] and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:4 - though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:5 - circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law,[fn] blameless.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:7 - But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:9 - and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:10 - that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:11 - that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:13 - Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:14 - I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:15 - Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:16 - Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:17 - Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:18 - For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:19 - Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:20 - But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:21 - who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
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Or brothers and sisters; also verses 13, 17
Some manuscripts God in spirit
Greek in the law

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