1Finally, my brethren, 1rejoice in the Lord. To write the samethings again is notrouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
2Beware of the 2dogs, beware of the 3evilworkers, beware of the afalsecircumcision;
for 4we are the true bcircumcision, who 5worship in the Spirit of God and 6glory in 7ChristJesus and putnoconfidence in the flesh,
4although8I myself might haveconfidenceeven in the flesh. Ifanyoneelsehas a mind to putconfidence in the flesh, I far more:
59circumcised the eighthday, of the 10nation of Israel, of the 11tribe of Benjamin, a 12Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, 13a Pharisee;
as to zeal, 14a persecutor of the church; as to the 15righteousness which is in the Law, found16blameless.
But 17whateverthings were gain to me, thosethings I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
8Morethan that, I countallthings to be losscin view of the surpassingvalue of d18knowing19ChristJesus my Lord, efor whom I have suffered the loss of allthings, and count them but rubbishso that I may gainChrist,
and may be found in Him, not having20a righteousness of my ownderived from the Law, but that which is throughfaith in Christ, 21the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
that I may 22know Him and 23the power of His resurrection and f24the fellowship of His sufferings, being 25conformed to His death;