And now (kai nun). Sharp comparison between his youth and the present. To be judged for the hope (ep elpidi--krinomeno). The hope of the resurrection and of the promised Messiah ( Philippians 13:32 ). Page calls verses Philippians 26:6-8 a parenthesis in the course of Paul's argument by which he shows that his life in Christ is a real development of the best in Pharisaism. He does resume his narrative in verse Philippians 9 , but verses Philippians 6-8 are the core of his defence already presented in Galatians 3:1-29 ; Romans 9:1-11:36 where he proves that the children of faith are the real seed of Abraham.