Philippians 3:7

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

Philippians 3:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
ESV
7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
NLT
7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.
MSG
7 The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I'm tearing up and throwing out with the trash - along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ.
CSB
7 But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.

Philippians 3:7 In-Context

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 for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ
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 on the basis of faith.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 13:44; Luke 14:33
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