PAUL THE APOSTLE
Philippians 3 ©
1 The apostle further warns the Philippians against the seduction of the false apostles, who mingled the law and the Gospel together. 3 And teaches on the contrary that not the outward circumcision, but the spiritual is necessary to salvation. 4 Which he confirms by his own example and faith. 5 And for that end he relates that he had all those outward advantages, which these (persons) boasted to have. 7 But that he regarded not those things, nor put any confidence therein, but only in Christ. 9 Not relying on his own righteousness which is of the law, but only on the righteousness of Christ, which he describes with its fruits. 12 Nevertheless acknowledges his own imperfection, how much so ever he followed after perfection. 15 And exhorts the Philippians they should do the like also, according to this rule and after his example. 18 Reproving those, who did otherwise, with a denunciation of eternal destruction to them. 20 And comforts true believers with the glory even of the body, which the Lord Christ shall procure us.
FINALLY, my brethren, rejoicea1in the Lord. To write 2the same things to you, to me indeed 3is not grievous, but for you it is 4safe.
5Bewareb of dogs, beware of 6evil workers, beware of 7the concision.c
Ford8we are 9the circumcision, which worship Gode10in the spirit, and rejoice 11in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in 12the flesh.
13Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If 14any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, 15If more:
16Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,g of the tribe of Benjamin,h an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as 17touching the law, ai Pharisee;
18Concerning zeal, persecutingj19the church; touching the righteousness 20which is in the law, 21blameless.
Butk what things were 22gain to me, those I counted 23loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and 24I count 25all things but loss forl the excellency 26of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I 27have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but 28dung, that I may win 29Christ,
And be 30found 31in him, 32not having mine own righteousness, 33which is of the law, but that 34which is through the faith of Christ, 35the righteousness 36whichm is of God 37by faith:
38That I may 39know 40him, and 41the power of his resurrection, andn42the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto 43his death;
44If by any means I might attain 45unto the resurrection of the dead.
Not as though I had 46already attained, either were already 47perfect: but 48I follow after, 49if that I may apprehendo that for 50which also 51I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, 52I count not myself to have apprehended:p but this 53one thing I do, 54forgetting those things which are 55behind, and 56reaching forth 57unto those things which are before,
I 58pressq59toward the mark 60for the prize 61of the 62high calling of God 63in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as be 64perfect, be thus 65minded: and if 66in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even 67this unto you.
Nevertheless, 68whereto we have already attained, let us walk byr69the same rule, lets us mind the same thing.
Brethren, be followers 70together of 71me,t and mark them which walk 72so as ye have us foru an ensample.v
(Forw73many walk, of whom I have told you 74often, and 75now tell you even 76weeping, that they are the 77enemies of the cross of Christ:
78Whose end is destruction, whose 79God is their belly, and whose 80glory is 81in their shame, who 82mind 83earthly things.)
Forx84our conversation 85is in heaven; 86fromy whence also we 87look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Whoz shall 88change our 89vile body, that it may be 90fashioned like unto 91his glorious body, 92according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.