1 For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for you is safe. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil workers, look out for the concision: 3 for we are the circumcision, who worship by God’s Spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in flesh: 4 though I myself might have confidence even in flesh. If any other thinketh to have confidence in flesh, I yet more:
5 circumcised the eighth day, of Israel’s race, of Benjamin’s tribe, Hebrew of Hebrews; as touch ing law, a Pharisee; 6 as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching righteousness which is by law, become blameless. 7 But what things were gains to me, these have I counted loss for the Christ. 8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excel lency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my :Lord: for whom I suffered loss of :all things, and count them refuse, 9 that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not having MY righteousness, which is of the law, but which is through faith of Christ, the righteousness from God upon the faith: 10 that I may know him, and the power of his :resurrection, and fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his :death; 11 if somehow I may attain unto the out-resurrection :from the dead. 12 Not that I have already received, or am already made perfect: but I follow on, if so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I reckon not myself yet to have apprehended: but one thing, forgetting the things behind, and stretch ing forward to those before, 14 I follow on toward the mark unto the prize of the upward calling of :God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye are otherwise minded, this also shall :God reveal to you: 16 only, whereunto we have attained, by that same rule let us walk. 17 Brethren, become imitators together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an example. 18 For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weep ing, they are the enemies of the cross of the Christ: 19 whose :end is destruction, whose :god is the belly, and their glory is in their :shame, who mind the earthly things. 20 For our :citizenship is in the heavens, whence also we wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 who shall fashion anew the body of our :humiliation, conformed to the body of his :glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject :all things to himself.