Philippians 3:1-8 ESV

Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

1 Finally, my brothers,a1rejoice in the Lord. 2To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

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    • m 3:1 - Or brothers and sisters; also verses 13, 17
      2 Look out for 3the dogs, look out for 4the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

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      3 For 5we are the circumcision, 6who worship 7by the Spirit of Godb and 8glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh--

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        • n 3:3 - Some manuscripts God in spirit
          4 9though 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:

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          5 10circumcised on the eighth day, 11of the people of Israel, 12of the tribe of Benjamin, 13a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, 14a Pharisee;

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          6 15as to zeal, 16a persecutor of the church; 17as to righteousness under the law,c blameless.

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            • o 3:6 - Greek in the law
              7 But 18whatever gain I had, 19I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

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              8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of 20the surpassing worth of 21knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I 22have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

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