1 For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in [the] Lord: to write the same things to you, to me [is] not irksome, and for you safe.
2 See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.
3 For *we* are the circumcision, who worship by [the] Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.

References for Philippians 3:3

    • a 3:3 - T.R. reads 'God in spirit.' The reading was in question as early as Ambrose and Augustine. Augustine reads both. Ambrose, till the Benedictine edition, was given as reading Theo(i), 'serving God the Spirit:' but they give Theou, 'serving the Spirit of God.' The diplomatic evidence is in favour of Theou, 'who worship by the Spirit of God:' but I do not feel assured of its correctness. {aleph} has Theou; but after all {aleph} is only an Alexandrian witness of the completest kind. But it is anything but a correct manuscript. In Revelation it is very incorrect indeed. D and P (in Tisch. M.S.I.) read Theo-(i), and so Am Syrr.
      4 Though *I* have [my] trust even in flesh; if any other think to trust in flesh, *I* rather:
      5 as to circumcision, [I received it] the eighth day; of [the] race of Israel, of [the] tribe of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews; as to [the] law, a Pharisee;
      6 as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which [is] in [the] law, found blameless;

      References for Philippians 3:6

        • b 3:6 - Genomenos, from ginomai, 'become,' see ch. 2.7, Note o.
          7 but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.
          8 But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;

          References for Philippians 3:8

            • c 3:8 - Or 'have Christ for my gain:' see Note, Gal. 2.4.
              9 and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which [would be] on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which [is] of God through faith,

              References for Philippians 3:9

                • d 3:9 - Or 'that which is.'
                • e 3:9 - Epi, conditioned by: see Note n, Rom. 10.19.
                  10 to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
                  11 if any way I arrive at the resurrection from among [the] dead.
                  12 Not that I have already obtained [the prize], or am already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may get possession [of it], seeing that also I have been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus].

                  References for Philippians 3:12

                    • f 3:12 - Epi, with dative, 'that I have been taken possession of' is the condition in virtue of which he expected the result. 'He would get possession ' but 'also he had been taken possession of:' see Note n, Rom. 10.19. Compare Rom. 5.12, 'for that all have sinned.'
                      13 Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing -- forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,
                      14 I pursue, [looking] towards [the] goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.
                      15 As many therefore as [are] perfect, let us be thus minded; and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you.

                      References for Philippians 3:15

                        • g 3:15 - Or 'full-grown,' as 1Cor 14.20.
                          16 But whereto we have attained, [let us] walk in the same steps.
                          17 Be imitators [all] together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;
                          18 (for many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they [are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
                          19 whose end [is] destruction, whose god [is] the belly, and [their] glory in their shame, who mind earthly things:)
                          20 for *our* commonwealth has its existence in [the] heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ [as] Saviour,

                          References for Philippians 3:20

                            • h 3:20 - 'Commonwealth' does not satisfy me, but 'citizenship' gives a different idea. 'Conversation' is wrong, though it be a practical consequence. It is 'associations of life,' as, 'I am born an Englishman.'
                              21 who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of [the] power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.