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Philippians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Goal of Life

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Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble for me, and it is a safeguard for you.

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Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the [fn]false circumcision;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - for we are the true [fn]circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and take pride in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:4 - although I myself could boast as having confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he is confident in the flesh, I have more reason:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:5 - circumcised the eighth day, of the nation 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 the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
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But whatever things were gain to me, these things I have counted as loss because of Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - More than that, I count all things to be loss [fn]in view of the surpassing value of [fn]knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, [fn]for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:9 - and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:10 - that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and [fn]the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:11 - if somehow I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
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Not that I have already [fn]grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press on if I may also take hold of that [fn]for which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:13 - Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching 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 - Therefore, all who are [fn]mature, let’s have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that to you as well;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:16 - however, let’s keep [fn]living by that same standard to which we have attained.
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Brothers and sisters, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:18 - For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even as I weep, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:19 - whose end is destruction, whose god is their [fn]appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who have their minds on earthly things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:20 - For our [fn]citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:21 - who will transform the body of our lowly condition into conformity with [fn]His glorious body, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit mutilation; Gr katatome
Gr peritome
Lit because of
Lit the knowledge of
Lit because of
Or participation in
Or obtained
Or because also
Or perfect
Lit following in line
Lit belly
Lit commonwealth
Lit the body of His glory

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