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1 In conclusion, my brethren, be joyful in the Lord. For me to give you the same warnings as before is not irksome to me, while so far as you are concerned it is a safe precaution. 1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.
2 Beware of `the dogs,' the bad workmen, the self-mutilators. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.
3 For we are the true circumcision--we who render to God a spiritual worship and make our boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in outward ceremonies: 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
4 although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I: 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
5 circumcised, as I was, on the eighth day, a member of the race of Israel and of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew sprung from Hebrews; as to the Law a Pharisee; 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;
6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the Church; as to the righteousness which comes through Law, blameless. 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
7 Yet all that was gain to me--for Christ's sake I have reckoned it loss. 7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
8 Nay, I even reckon all things as pure loss because of the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. And for His sake I have suffered the loss of everything, and reckon it all as mere refuse, in order that I may win Christ and be found in union with Him, 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
9 not having a righteousness of my own, derived from the Law, but that which arises from faith in Christ--the righteousness which comes from God through faith. 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
10 I long to know Christ and the power which is in His resurrection, and to share in His sufferings and die even as He died; 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
11 in the hope that I may attain to the resurrection from among the dead. 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12 I do not say that I have already won the race or have already reached perfection. But I am pressing on, striving to lay hold of the prize for which also Christ has laid hold of me. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
13 Brethren, I do not imagine that I have yet laid hold of it. But this one thing I do--forgetting everything which is past and stretching forward to what lies in front of me, 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14 with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus. 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let all of us who are mature believers cherish these thoughts; and if in any respect you think differently, that also God will make clear to you. 15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
16 But whatever be the point that we have already reached, let us persevere in the same course. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17 Brethren, vie with one another in imitating me, and carefully observe those who follow the example which we have set you. 17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.
18 For there are many whom I have often described to you, and I now even with tears describe them, as being enemies to the Cross of Christ. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
19 Their end is destruction, their bellies are their God, their glory is in their shame, and their minds are devoted to earthly things. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
20 We, however, are free citizens of Heaven, and we are waiting with longing expectation for the coming from Heaven of a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 who, in the exercise of the power which He has even to subject all things to Himself, will transform this body of our humiliation until it resembles His own glorious body. 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.