Philippians 3

Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

1Finally, my brothers,
Or  brothers and sisters; also verses 13, 17
b  rejoice in the Lord. c  To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

2Look out for d  the dogs, look out for e  the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3For f  we are the circumcision g  who worship h  by the Spirit of God
Some manuscripts God in spirit
and j  glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh
4 k  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: 5 l  circumcised on the eighth day, m  of the people of Israel n  of the tribe of Benjamin o  a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law p  a Pharisee; 6 q  as to zeal r  a persecutor of the church; s  as to righteousness under the law
Greek in the law
7But u  whatever gain I had v  I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8Indeed, I count everything as loss because of w  the surpassing worth of x  knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I y  have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having z  a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but aa  that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith 10 ab  that I may know him and ac  the power of his resurrection, and ad  may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11that by any means possible I may ae  attain the resurrection from the dead.

Straining Toward the Goal

12Not that I have already af  obtained this or ag  am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: ah  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for ai  the prize of the upward aj  call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let those of us who are ak  mature think this way, and if in anything al  you think otherwise am  God will reveal that also to you. 16Only an  let us hold true to what we have attained.

17Brothers ao  join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk ap  according to the example you have in us. 18For aq  many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you ar  even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 as  Their end is destruction at  their god is their belly, and au  they glory in their shame, with av  minds set on earthly things. 20But aw  our citizenship is in heaven, and ax  from it we ay  await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform az  our lowly body ba  to be like his glorious body bb  by the power that enables him even bc  to subject all things to himself.

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