The Goal of Life

1 Finally, my brethren, 1rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.

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2 Beware of the 2dogs, beware of the 3evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;

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    • a 3:2 - Lit "mutilation;" Gr "katatome"
      3 for 4we are the true circumcision, who 5worship in the Spirit of God and 6glory in 7Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,

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      4 although 8I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

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      5 9circumcised the eighth day, of the 10nation of Israel, of the 11tribe of Benjamin, a 12Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, 13a Pharisee;

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      6 as to zeal, 14a persecutor of the church; as to the 15righteousness which is in the Law, found 16blameless.

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      7 But 17whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

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      8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of 18knowing 19Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

      References for Philippians 3:8

        • c 3:8 - Lit "because of"
        • d 3:8 - Lit "the knowledge of"
        • e 3:8 - Lit "because of"