Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.
To; T-NSN loipovn, A-NSN ajdelfoiv N-VPM mou, P-1GS caivrete V-PAM-2P ejn PREP kurivw/. N-DSM ta; T-APN aujta; P-APN gravfein V-PAN uJmi'n P-2DP ejmoi; P-1DS me;n PRT oujk PRT ojknhrovn, A-NSN uJmi'n P-2DP de; CONJ ajsfalev?. A-NSN
Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.
Blevpete V-PAM-2P tou;? T-APM kuvna?, N-APM blevpete V-PAM-2P tou;? T-APM kakou;? A-APM ejrgavta?, N-APM blevpete V-PAM-2P th;n T-ASF katatomhvn. N-ASF
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
hJmei'? P-1NP gavr CONJ ejsmen V-PXI-1P hJ T-NSF peritomhv, N-NSF oiJ T-NPM pneuvmati N-DSN qeou' N-GSM latreuvonte? V-PAP-NPM kai; CONJ kaucwvmenoi V-PNP-NPM ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM #Ihsou' N-DSM kai; CONJ oujk PRT ejn PREP sarki; N-DSF pepoiqovte?, V-2RAP-NPM
though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
kaivper CONJ ejgw; P-1NS e~cwn V-PAP-NSM pepoivqhsin N-ASF kai; CONJ ejn PREP sarkiv. N-DSF ei~ COND ti? X-NSM dokei' V-PAI-3S a~llo? A-NSM pepoiqevnai V-2RAN ejn PREP sarkiv, N-DSF ejgw; P-1NS ma'llon: ADV
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;
peritomh'/ N-DSF ojktahvmero?, A-NSM ejk PREP gevnou? N-GSN #Israhvl, N-PRI fulh'? N-GSF Beniamivn, N-PRI JEbrai'o? A-NSM ejx JEbraivwn, A-GPM kata; PREP novmon N-ASM Farisai'o?, N-NSM
as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
kata; PREP zh'lo? N-ASN diwvkwn V-PAP-NSM th;n T-ASF ejkklhsivan, N-ASF kata; PREP dikaiosuvnhn N-ASF th;n T-ASF ejn PREP novmw/ N-DSM genovmeno? V-2ADP-NSM a~mempto?. A-NSM
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
?ajlla;? CONJ a&tina R-NPN h\n V-IXI-3S moi P-1DS kevrdh, N-NPN tau'ta D-APN h&ghmai V-RNI-1S dia; PREP to;n T-ASM Xristo;n N-ASM zhmivan. N-ASF
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
ajlla; CONJ menou'nge PRT kai; CONJ hJgou'mai V-PNI-1S pavnta A-APN zhmivan N-ASF ei\nai V-PXN dia; PREP to; T-ASN uJperevcon V-PAP-ASN th'? T-GSF gnwvsew? N-GSF Xristou' N-GSM #Ihsou' N-GSM tou' T-GSM kurivou N-GSM mou, P-1GS dij PREP oJ;n R-ASM ta; T-APN pavnta A-APN ejzhmiwvqhn, V-API-1S kai; CONJ hJgou'mai V-PNI-1S skuvbala N-APN i&na CONJ Xristo;n N-ASM kerdhvsw V-AAS-1S
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
kai; CONJ euJreqw' V-APS-1S ejn PREP aujtw'/, P-DSM mh; PRT e~cwn V-PAP-NSM ejmh;n S-1ASF dikaiosuvnhn N-ASF th;n T-ASF ejk PREP novmou N-GSM ajlla; CONJ th;n T-ASF dia; PREP pivstew? N-GSF Xristou', N-GSM th;n T-ASF ejk PREP qeou' N-GSM dikaiosuvnhn N-ASF ejpi; PREP th'/ T-DSF pivstei, N-DSF
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
tou' T-GSM gnw'nai V-2AAN aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF duvnamin N-ASF th'? T-GSF ajnastavsew? N-GSF aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ?th;n? T-ASF koinwnivan N-ASF ?tw'n? T-GPM paqhmavtwn N-GPN aujtou', P-GSM summorfizovmeno? V-PPP-NSM tw'/ T-DSM qanavtw/ N-DSM aujtou', P-GSM
and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
ei~ COND pw? PRT katanthvsw V-AAS-1S eij? PREP th;n T-ASF ejxanavstasin th;n T-ASF ejk PREP nekrw'n. A-GPM
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Oujc PRT o&ti CONJ h~dh ADV e~labon V-2AAI-1S h^ PRT h~dh ADV teteleivwmai, V-RPI-1S diwvkw V-PAI-1S de; CONJ eij COND kai; CONJ katalavbw, V-2AAS-1S ejfj PREP wJ'/ R-DSN kai; CONJ katelhvmfqhn V-API-1S uJpo; PREP Xristou' N-GSM ?*jihsou'?. N-GSM
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
ajdelfoiv, N-VPM ejgw; P-1NS ejmauto;n F-1ASM ouj PRT logivzomai V-PNI-1S kateilhfevnai: V-RAN eJ;n N-NSN dev, CONJ ta; T-APN me;n PRT ojpivsw ADV ejpilanqanovmeno? V-PNP-NSM toi'? T-DPN de; CONJ e~mprosqen ADV ejpekteinovmeno?, V-PNP-NSM
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
kata; PREP skopo;n N-ASM diwvkw V-PAI-1S eij? PREP to; T-ASN brabei'on N-ASN th'? T-GSF a~nw ADV klhvsew? N-GSF tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM #Ihsou'. N-DSM
All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
&osoi K-NPM ou\n CONJ tevleioi, A-NPM tou'to D-ASN fronw'men: V-PAS-1P kai; CONJ ei~ COND ti X-ASN eJtevrw? ADV fronei'te, V-PAI-2P kai; CONJ tou'to D-ASN oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM uJmi'n P-2DP ajpokaluvyei: V-FAI-3S
Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
plh;n ADV eij? PREP oJ; R-ASN ejfqavsamen, V-AAI-1P tw'/ T-DSM aujtw'/ P-DSM stoicei'n. V-PAN
Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.
Summimhtaiv N-NPM mou P-1GS givnesqe, V-PNM-2P ajdelfoiv, N-VPM kai; CONJ skopei'te V-PAM-2P tou;? T-APM ou&tw peripatou'nta? V-PAP-APM kaqw;? ADV e~cete V-PAI-2P tuvpon N-ASM hJma'?. P-1AP
For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
polloi; A-NPM ga;r CONJ peripatou'sin V-PAI-3P ouJ;? R-APM pollavki? ADV e~legon V-IAI-1S uJmi'n, P-2DP nu'n ADV de; CONJ kai; CONJ klaivwn V-PAP-NSM levgw, V-PAI-1S tou;? T-APM ejcqrou;? A-APM tou' T-GSM staurou' N-GSM tou' T-GSM Xristou', N-GSM
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
wJ'n R-GPM to; T-NSN tevlo? N-NSN ajpwvleia, N-NSF wJ'n R-GPM oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM hJ T-NSF koiliva N-NSF kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF dovxa ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF aijscuvnh/ N-DSF aujtw'n, P-GPM oiJ T-NPM ta; T-APN ejpivgeia A-APN fronou'nte?. V-PAP-NPM
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
hJmw'n P-1GP ga;r CONJ to; T-NSN polivteuma N-NSN ejn PREP oujranoi'? N-DPM uJpavrcei, V-PAI-3S ejx ouJ' #st3739 kai; CONJ swth'ra N-ASM ajpekdecovmeqa V-PNI-1P kuvrion N-ASM #Ihsou'n N-ASM Xristovn, N-ASM
who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
oJ;? R-NSM metaschmativsei V-FAI-3S to; T-ASN sw'ma N-ASN th'? T-GSF tapeinwvsew? N-GSF hJmw'n P-1GP suvmmorfon A-ASN tw'/ T-DSN swvmati N-DSN th'? T-GSF dovxh? aujtou' P-GSM kata; PREP th;n T-ASF ejnevrgeian N-ASF tou' T-GSM duvnasqai V-PNN aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ uJpotavxai aujtw'/ P-DSM ta; T-APN pavnta. A-APN
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