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Philippians 3:1
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No Confidence in the Flesh

Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again,(a) and it is a safeguard for you.
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Philippians 3:2
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Watch out for those dogs,(b) those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
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Philippians 3:3
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For it is we who are the circumcision,(c) we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus,(d) and who put no confidence in the flesh—
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Philippians 3:4
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though I myself have reasons for such confidence.(e) If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
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Philippians 3:5
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circumcised(f) on the eighth day, of the people of Israel,(g) of the tribe of Benjamin,(h) a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;(i)
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Philippians 3:6
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as for zeal,(j) persecuting the church;(k) as for righteousness based on the law,(l) faultless.
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Philippians 3:7
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But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss(m) for the sake of Christ.
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Philippians 3:8
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What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing(n) Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ(o)
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Philippians 3:9
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and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,(p) but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness(q) that comes from God on the basis of faith.(r)
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Philippians 3:10
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I want to know(s) Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings,(t) becoming like him in his death,(u)
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Philippians 3:11
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and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection(v) from the dead.
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Philippians 3:12
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Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,(w) but I press on to take hold(x) of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.(y)
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Philippians 3:13
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Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind(z) and straining toward what is ahead,
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Philippians 3:14
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I press on(aa) toward the goal to win the prize(ab) for which God has called(ac) me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
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Philippians 3:15
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All of us, then, who are mature(ad) should take such a view of things.(ae) And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.(af)
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Philippians 3:16
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Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
Philippians 3:17
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Join together in following my example,(ag) brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.(ah)
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Philippians 3:18
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For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears,(ai) many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.(aj)
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Philippians 3:19
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Their destiny(ak) is destruction, their god is their stomach,(al) and their glory is in their shame.(am) Their mind is set on earthly things.(an)
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Philippians 3:20
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But our citizenship(ao) is in heaven.(ap) And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,(aq)
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Philippians 3:21
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who, by the power(ar) that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies(as) so that they will be like his glorious body.(at)
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