Paul's Letter to the Philippians (WEB)
3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not tiresome, but for you it is safe. 3:2Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision. 3:3For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh; 3:4though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more: 3:5circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 3:6concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
3:7However, what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ. 3:8Yes most
assuredly, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my
Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain
Christ 3:9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but
that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 3:10that I may
know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming
conformed to his death; 3:11if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 3:12Not
that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take
hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 3:13Brothers, I don't regard myself as
yet having laid hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching
forward to the things which are before, 3:14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus. 3:15Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, think this way. If in
anything you think otherwise, this God will also reveal that to you. 3:16Nevertheless, to the extent
that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule. Let us be of the same mind.
3:17Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us
for an example. 3:18For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, as
the enemies of the cross of Christ, 3:19whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose
glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things. 3:20For our citizenship is in heaven, from
where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ; 3:21who will change the body of our
humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able
even to subject all things to himself.