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1 For the rest, my brothers, be glad in the Lord. Writing the same things to you is no trouble to me, and for you it is safe. 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 Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision: 2 Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.
3 For we are the circumcision, who give worship to God and have glory in Jesus Christ, and have no faith in the flesh: 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 Even though I myself might have faith in the flesh: if any other man has reason to have faith in the flesh, I have more: 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 Being given circumcision on the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in relation 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 In bitter hate I was cruel to the church; I kept all the righteousness of the law to the last detail. 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
7 But those things which were profit to me, I gave up for Christ. 7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
8 Yes truly, and I am ready to give up all things for the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, which is more than all: for whom I have undergone the loss of all things, and to me they are less than nothing, so that I may have Christ as my reward, 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 And be seen in him, not having my righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God by 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 That I may have knowledge of him, and of the power of his coming back from the dead, and a part with him in his pains, becoming like him in his death; 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 If in any way I may have the reward of life from the dead. 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not as if I had even now got the reward or been made complete: but I go on in the hope that I may come to the knowledge of that for which I was made the servant of Christ Jesus. 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 Brothers, it is clear to me that I have not come to that knowledge; but one thing I do, letting go those things which are past, and stretching out to the things which are before, 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 I go forward to the mark, even the reward of the high purpose of God 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 Then let us all, who have come to full growth, be of this mind: and if in anything you are of a different mind, even this will God 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 Only, as far as we have got, let us be guided by the same rule. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17 Brothers, take me as your example, and take note of those who are walking after the example we have given. 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 those, of whom I have given you word before, and do so now with sorrow, who are haters of 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 Whose end is destruction, whose god is the stomach, and whose glory is in their shame, whose minds are fixed on the things of the earth. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
20 For our country is in heaven; from where the Saviour for whom we are waiting will come, even the Lord Jesus Christ: 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 By whom this poor body of ours will be changed into the image of the body of his glory, in the measure of the working by which he is able to put all things under himself. 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.