Warning to Believers1 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. 2 Take heed of the dogs! Take heed of the evil workers! Take heed to the circumcisers! 3 For we are the circumcision, the ones [2in spirit 3of God 1serving], and boasting in Christ Jesus, and not [2in 3flesh 1relying]; 4 though I have reliance even in flesh. If any [2thinks 1other] to rely in flesh, I more. 5 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; 6 according to zeal -- persecuting the assembly; according to righteousness, the one in the law -- having become blameless. 7 But what was to me gain, these I esteemed [2through 3the 4Christ 1loss]. 8 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], 9 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 Imitators17 [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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