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Philippians 3 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My brothers and sisters, be full of joy in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it will help you to be more ready. 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 Watch out for those who do evil, who are like dogs, who demand to cutn the body. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.
3 We are the ones who are truly circumcised. We worship God through his Spirit, and our pride is in Christ Jesus. We do not put trust in ourselves or anything we can do, 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 might be able to put trust in myself. If anyone thinks he has a reason to trust in himself, he should know that I have greater reason for trusting in myself. 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 I was circumcised eight days after my birth. I am from the people of Israel and the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew, and my parents were Hebrews. I had a strict view of the law, which is why I became 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 I was so enthusiastic I tried to hurt the church. No one could find fault with the way I obeyed the law of Moses. 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
7 Those things were important to me, but now I think they are worth nothing because of Christ. 7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
8 Not only those things, but I think that all things are worth nothing compared with the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of him, I have lost all those things, and now I know they are worthless trash. This allows me to have Christ 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 to belong to him. Now I am right with God, not because I followed the law, but because I believed in Christ. God uses my faith to make me right with him. 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 want to know Christ and the power that raised him from the dead. I want to share in his sufferings and become 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 Then I have hope that I myself will be raised from the dead. 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12 I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and to make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his. 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 and sisters, I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, 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 keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above. 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15 All of us who are spiritually mature should think this way, too. And if there are things you do not agree with, God will make them 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 we should continue following the truth we already have. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17 Brothers and sisters, all of you should try to follow my example and to copy those who live the way we showed 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 Many people live like enemies of the cross of Christ. I have often told you about them, and it makes me cry to tell you about them now. 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 In the end, they will be destroyed. They do whatever their bodies want, they are proud of their shameful acts, and they think only about 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 But our homeland is in heaven, and we are waiting for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come from heaven. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 By his power to rule all things, he will change our simple bodies and make them like 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.