Through My Bible Yr 02 – May 15

Philippians 3:1-11

Through My Bible – May 15

Philippians 3:1-11 (EHV)

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Philippians 3

True Righteousness

1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things again to you, and it is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs. Beware of the evildoers. Beware of the mutilation. [1] [2] For we are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, [3] who are confident in Christ Jesus, and who place no confidence in the flesh, even though I have grounds for confidence also in the flesh. If anyone else thinks that he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 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; in regard to zeal, persecuting the church; in regard to the righteousness that is in the law, blameless.

But, whatever things were a profit for me, these things I have come to consider a loss because of Christ. But even more than that, I consider everything to be a loss because of what is worth far more: knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord. For his sake, I have lost all things and consider them rubbish, so that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, which comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God by faith. 10 I do this so that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death, 11 in the hope that in some way I may arrive at the resurrection from the dead.


  1. Philippians 3:2 A reference to the Judaizers’ circumcision. The Greek terms for circumcision (Greek peritome) and mutilation (Greek katatome) were very similar, so this was a play on words.
  2. Philippians 3:2 Or mutilators; with reference to the Judaizers
  3. Philippians 3:3 Some witnesses to the text read worship God in spirit.

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