Philippians 3:1-9 NRS

1 Finally, my brothers and sisters, a rejoice b 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

    • o 3:1 - Gk [my brothers]
    • p 3:1 - Or [farewell]
      2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh! c

      References for Philippians 3:2

        • q 3:2 - Gk [the mutilation]
          3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God d and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh—

          References for Philippians 3:3

            • r 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, e the righteousness from God based on faith.

              References for Philippians 3:9

                • s 3:9 - Or [through the faith of Christ]