Philippians 3 ©
Paul exhorteth to rejoice in the Lord, and to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision: shewing that as a Jew he had better grounds of confidence than they; but that he disclaimed them all, trusting only to the justification which is of God by faith, and hoping to partake of the resurrection through Christ. He acknowledgeth his present imperfection, and that he was still anxiously striving for the prize: exhorting others to be likeminded, and to follow his example; for many were enemies to the gospel, being earthly minded; but his conversation and views were heavenly.
FINALLY, my brethren, arejoice in the Lord. bTo write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Though eI might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss ifor the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: jfor whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may kwin Christ,
And be found in him, not having lmine own righteousness, which is of the law, but mthat which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
qNot as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but rI follow after, if that I may *apprehend sthat for which also tI am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
cWhose end is destruction, dwhose God is their belly, and ewhose glory is in their fshame, who gmind earthly things.)
Who shall jchange our *vile body, that it may be kfashioned like unto his glorious body, laccording to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.