1 Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not troublesome to me, and for you it is a safeguard.
References for Philippians 3:1
    • a 3:1 - Gk [my brothers]
    • b 3:1 - Or [farewell]
      2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh!
      References for Philippians 3:2
        • c 3:2 - Gk [the mutilation]
          3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh—
          References for Philippians 3:3
            • d 3:3 - Other ancient authorities read [worship God in spirit]
              4 even though I, too, have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more:
              5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;
              6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
              7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ.
              8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
              9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.
              References for Philippians 3:9
                • e 3:9 - Or [through the faith of Christ]
                  10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,
                  References for Philippians 3:10
                      11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
                      12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
                      References for Philippians 3:12
                        • g 3:12 - Or [have already been made perfect]
                          13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
                          References for Philippians 3:13
                            • h 3:13 - Gk [Brothers]
                            • i 3:13 - Other ancient authorities read [my own yet]
                              14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
                              References for Philippians 3:14
                                • j 3:14 - Gk [upward]
                                  15 Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you.
                                  16 Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.