4ThoughImightalsohaveconfidencein the flesh. If any other manthinketh that he hath whereof he might trustin the flesh,Imore:5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrewof the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;6Concerningzeal,persecuting the church;touching the righteousnesswhich is in the law , blameless.7But what thingsweregain to me,those I countedlossforChrist.8Yeadoubtless,and I count all things but lossfor the excellency of the knowledge of ChristJesusmyLord:forwhom I have suffered the loss of all things,and do countthem but dung,that I may winChrist,9And be foundinhim,nothaving mine ownrighteousness,which is of the law,but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousnesswhich is ofGodbyfaith:10
That I may knowhim,and the power of hisresurrection,and the fellowship of hissufferings, being made conformable unto hisdeath;11
If by any means I might attainunto the resurrection of the dead.12Not as though I had alreadyattained , either were alreadyperfect : but I follow after , if that I may apprehend that forwhichalso I am apprehendedofChristJesus.13Brethren,Icountnotmyself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,and reaching forth unto those things which are before,14
I presstoward the markfor the prize of the highcalling of GodinChristJesus.