Philippians 3:7

Were gain to me (en moi kerdh). "Were gains (plural, see on Galatians 1:21 ) to me (ethical dative)." Paul had natural pride in his Jewish attainments. He was the star of hope for Gamaliel and the Sanhedrin. Have I counted (hghmai). Perfect middle indicative, state of completion and still true. Loss (zhmian). Old word for damage, loss. In N.T. only in Phil. and Acts 27:10 Acts 27:21 . Debit side of the ledger, not credit.