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.
                                  17 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.

                                  References for Philippians 3:17

                                    • k 3:17 - Gk [Brothers]
                                      18 For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears.
                                      19 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things.
                                      20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

                                      References for Philippians 3:20

                                        • l 3:20 - Or [commonwealth]
                                          21 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.

                                          References for Philippians 3:21

                                            • m 3:21 - Or [our humble bodies]
                                            • n 3:21 - Or [his glorious body]