3 For the rest, my brethren—Rejoice in the Lord. To be writing the same things unto you To me is not irksome, while for you it is safe:—
2 Beware of the dogs, Beware of mischievous workers, Beware of the mutilation;
3 For we are the circumcision Who In the Spirit of God are doing divine service, And are boasting in Christ Jesus, And not in flesh having confidence,—
4 Although indeed I might have confidence even in flesh. If any other thinketh to have confidence in flesh I more:—
5 Circumcised the eighth day, Of the race of Israel, Of the tribe of Benjamin, A Hebrew of Hebrews,—Regarding law a Pharisee,
6 Regarding zeal persecuting the assembly, Regarding the righteousness that is in law having become blameless.
7 But whatever things unto me were gain The same have I accounted for the Christ’s sake loss;
8 Yea doubtless! and I account all things to be loss Because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, For the sake of whom the loss of all things have I suffered, And do account them refuse In order that Christ I may win
9 And be found in him—Not having a righteousness of my own That which is by law, But that which is through faith in Christ, The righteousness which is of God upon my faith,—
10 To get to know him And the power of his resurrection and fellowship of his sufferings, Becoming conformed unto his death,—
11 If by any means I may advance to the earlier resurrection which is from among the dead:
12 Not that I have already received Or have already reached perfection, But I am pressing on—If I may even lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by Christ [Jesus]:—
13 Brethren! I as to myself reckon that I have not yet laid hold; One thing however—The things behind forgetting And unto the things before eagerly reaching out
14 With the goal in view I press on For the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 As many therefore as are full-grown Let this be our resolve; And if somewhat differently ye are resolved This also shall God unto you reveal.
16 Nevertheless whereunto we have advanced In the same rank stepping along.
17 Imitators together of me become ye, brethren, And keep an eye on them who thus are walking,—Even as ye have us for an ensample.
18 For many are walking—Of whom I have often been telling you, And now even weeping am telling,—The enemies of the cross of the Christ;
19 Whose end is destruction, Whose God is the belly And [whose] glory is in their shame, Who upon the earthly things are resolved.
20 For our citizenship in the heavens hath its rise; Wherefore a Saviour also do we ardently await,—The Lord Jesus Christ,—
21 Who will transfigure our humbled body Into conformity with his glorified body, According to the energy wherewith he is able even to subdue unto himself all things.