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,