Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.

New American Standard Bible

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

King James Version

Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Holman Bible

regarding zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness that is in the law, blameless.

International Standard Version

As for my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church. As far as righteousness in the Law is concerned, I was blameless.

A Conservative Version

regarding zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness in law, having become blameless.

American Standard Version

as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

Amplified

as to my zeal [for Jewish tradition], a persecutor of the church; and as to righteousness [supposed right living] which [my fellow Jews believe] is in the Law, I proved myself blameless.

An Understandable Version

As far as enthusiasm is concerned, I persecuted the church; as far as being righteous according to the law of Moses is concerned, I was without just blame.

Anderson New Testament

as it respects zeal, persecuting the church; as it respects righteousness which is by law, blameless.

Bible in Basic English

In bitter hate I was cruel to the church; I kept all the righteousness of the law to the last detail.

Common New Testament

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if zeal is to be regarded, I persecuted the church; if the integrity prescrib'd by the law, I am without reproach;

Darby Translation

as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which is in the law, found blameless;

Godbey New Testament

in reference to zeal, persecuting the church, according to righteousness which was in the law being blameless.

John Wesley New Testament

persecuting the church, touching the righteousness, which is by the law, blameless.

Julia Smith Translation

For zeal, driving out the church; for justice in the law, not to be found fault with.

King James 2000

Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Lexham Expanded Bible

according to zeal persecuting the church, according to the righteousness in the law being blameless.

Modern King James verseion

concerning zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness in the Law, blameless.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and as concerning ferventness I persecuted the congregation, and as touching the righteousness which is in the law, I was unrebukable.

Moffatt New Testament

in point of ardour a persecutor of the church, immaculate by the standard of legal righteousness.

Montgomery New Testament

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which comes through law, blameless.

NET Bible

In my zeal for God I persecuted the church. According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless.

New Heart English Bible

concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

Noyes New Testament

as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, blameless.

Sawyer New Testament

as to zeal persecuting the church, as to righteousness by the law being blameless.

The Emphasized Bible

Regarding zeal, persecuting the assembly, regarding the righteousness that is in law, having become blameless.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

respecting the law, a Pharisee; with regard to zeal, persecuting the church; as touching the righteousness which is by the law, blameless.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As to zeal, I was a persecutor of the Church; as to such righteousness as is due to Law, I proved myself blameless.

Webster

Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; with respect to the righteousness which is by the law, blameless.

Weymouth New Testament

as to zeal, a persecutor of the Church; as to the righteousness which comes through Law, blameless.

Williams New Testament

by the standard set by zeal, I was a persecutor of the church, and measured by the uprightness reached by keeping the law, I was faultless.

World English Bible

concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

Worrell New Testament

as to zeal, persecuting the assembly: as to the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Worsley New Testament

as to zeal persecuting the church, as to the righteousness of the law blameless: but those things,

Youngs Literal Translation

according to zeal persecuting the assembly! according to righteousness that is in law becoming blameless!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ζῆλος 
Zelos 
Usage: 17

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

is
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Philippians 3:6

References

Images Philippians 3:6

Prayers for Philippians 3:6

Context Readings

Righteousness Through Christ

5 I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a descendant of Israel. I belong to the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew, and the son of Hebrews. As to the Law, I was a Pharisee; 6 as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me. 7 But for the sake of Christ I have come to count my former gains as loss.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul harassed the church. He went into one house after another, and dragging out men and women, put them in prison.

Acts 22:3-4

"I am a Jew, and I was born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but was brought up here in this city, and thoroughly educated under the teaching of Gamaliel in the Law of our forefathers. I was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.

Acts 26:9-10

I once thought it my duty vigorously to oppose the cause of Jesus of Nazareth.

Galatians 1:13-14

You have heard of my former conduct when I was attached to the Jewish religion??ow furiously I used to persecute the church of God and ravage it,

Galatians 1:13

You have heard of my former conduct when I was attached to the Jewish religion??ow furiously I used to persecute the church of God and ravage it,

Galatians 1:13

You have heard of my former conduct when I was attached to the Jewish religion??ow furiously I used to persecute the church of God and ravage it,

Matthew 5:20

For I tell you that unless your uprightness is far superior to that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never even enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

Matthew 23:25

Alas for you, you hypocritical scribes and Pharisees, for you clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Mark 10:20-21

But he said to him, "Master, I have obeyed all these commandments ever since I was a child."

Luke 1:6

They were both upright in the sight of God, blamelessly observing all the Lord's commands and requirements.

Acts 9:1-19

Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest,

Acts 21:20

They praised God when they heard it, and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousand believers there are among the Jews, all of them zealous upholders of the Law.

Acts 26:5

for they have known from the first, if they are willing to give evidence, that I was a Pharisee and my life was that of the strictest sect of our religion.

Romans 7:9

I was once alive and without law, but when the command came, sin awoke and then I died;

Romans 9:31-32

while Israel, straining after a law that should bring uprightness, did not come up to it.

Romans 10:2-5

I can testify to their sincere devotion to God, but it is not an intelligent devotion.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least important of the apostles, and am not fit to be called an apostle, because I once persecuted God's church.

Philippians 3:9

and be known to be united to him, with any uprightness I may have not based on law but coming through faith in Christ??he uprightness that comes from God through faith.

1 Timothy 1:13

though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,

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