1
For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in [the] Lord: to write the same things to you, to me [is] not irksome, and for you safe.
2
See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.
3
For *we* are the circumcision, who worship by [the] Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.
4
Though *I* have [my] trust even in flesh;
if any other think to trust in flesh, *I* rather:
5
as to circumcision, [I received it] the eighth day;
of [the] race of Israel, of [the] tribe of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews;
as to [the] law, a Pharisee;
6
as to zeal, persecuting the assembly;
as to righteousness which [is] in [the] law, found blameless;
7
but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.
8
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
9
and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which [would be] on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which [is] of God through faith,
10
to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
11
if any way I arrive at the resurrection from among [the] dead.
12
Not that I have already obtained [the prize], or am already perfected;
but I pursue, if also I may get possession [of it], seeing that also I have been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus].
13
Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself;
but one thingforgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,
14
I pursue, [looking] towards [the] goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.
15
As many therefore as [are] perfect, let us be thus minded;
and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you.
16
But whereto we have attained, [let us] walk in the same steps.
17
Be imitators [all] together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;
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 Christ:
19
whose end [is] destruction, whose god [is] the belly, and [their] glory in their shame, who mind earthly things:)
20
for *our* commonwealth has its existence in [the] heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ [as] Saviour,
21
who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of [the] power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.