3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it
3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers, beware of the
3:3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the
3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any
other man thinketh that he hath reason to trust in the flesh, I
3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the
tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; with respect to the
law, a Pharisee;
3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; with respect to the
righteousness which is by the law, blameless.
3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for
3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things [to be] loss for the
excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I
have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [to be]
dung, that I may win Christ,
3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which
is from the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is from God by faith:
3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his
3:11 If by any means I may attain to the resurrection of the
3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already
perfect: but I pursue, if that I may apprehend that for which
also I am apprehended by Christ Jesus.
3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but
[this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forward to those things which are before,
3:14 I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.
3:15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded:
and if in any thing ye are otherwise minded, God will reveal
even this to you.
3:16 Nevertheless, to what we have already attained, let us walk
by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who
walk so as ye have us for an example.
3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of
3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and
[whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
3:21 Who will change our vile body, that it may be fashioned
like to his glorious body, according to the working by which he
is able even to subdue all things to himself.