Philippians 3


Warning to Believers

To the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord! The same things to write to you, to me indeed is not laziness, but for you safe. Take heed of the dogs! Take heed of the evil workers! Take heed to the circumcisers! For we are the circumcision, the ones [2in spirit 3of God 1serving], and boasting in Christ Jesus, and not [2in 3flesh 1relying]; though I have reliance even in flesh. If any [2thinks 1other] to rely in flesh, I more. As to circumcision -- on the eight day; of the race -- of Israel; as to tribe -- Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; according to law -- a Pharisee; according to zeal -- persecuting the assembly; according to righteousness, the one in the law -- having become blameless. But what was to me gain, these I esteemed [2through 3the 4Christ 1loss]. But certainly also I esteem all things to be loss on account of the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, through whom all things I suffered loss, and esteem them to be dung, that [2Christ 1I should gain], and I should be found in him not having my righteousness, that is of the law, but the one through belief of Christ, the [2of 3God 1righteousness] unto the belief; 10  to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformable to his death; 11 if by any means I should arrive at the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not that already I received, or already I have been perfected; but I pursue, if even I should overtake upon which also I was overtaken by the Christ -- Jesus. 13 Brethren, I myself consider not to have overtaken; but in [3the things 2indeed 4behind 1forgetting], but the things in front stretching out farther, 14 towards the aim I pursue unto the victory prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 As many as then are complete, should think this; and if any [2differently 1think], also this God will reveal to you. 16 Besides, in what we attained, by the same [2we are to conform 1rule 4the 5same 3to think].

Become Imitators

17 [2imitators together 3of me 1Become], brethren, and watch the ones thus walking! as you have us for a model. 18 For many walk whom often I told you, and now even weeping I tell -- the enemies of the cross of Christ; 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and the glory is in their shame, the ones [2earthly things 1thinking]. 20 For of us the citizenship in the heavens exists, of which also [2a deliverer 1we await] -- the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will change [3appearance 1the 2body] of our humiliation, for its becoming conformable to the body of his glory, according to the operation of his being able, and to subject to himself the whole.
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