Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 circumcised the eighth day, of the kindred of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew born of the Hebrews; as concerning the law, a Pharisee, 6 and as concerning ferventness I persecuted the congregation, and as touching the righteousness which is in the law, I was unrebukable. 7 But the things that were vantage unto me I counted loss for Christ's sake.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul made havoc of the congregation, entering into every house: and drew out both man and woman, and thrust them into prison.

Acts 22:3-4

And he said, "I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia: nevertheless yet brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, and informed diligently in the law of the fathers, and was fervent minded to Godward, as ye all are this same day,

Acts 26:9-10

I also verily thought in myself, that I ought to do many contrary things, clean against the name of Jesus of Nazareth:

Galatians 1:13-14

For ye have heard of my conversation in times past in the Jews' ways, how that beyond measure I persecuted the congregation of God, and spoiled it:

2 Samuel 21:2

And the king called the Gibeonites and spake unto them. Now these Gibeonites are not of the children of Israel, but a remnant of the Amorites - and the children of Israel sware unto them. And yet Saul sought to slay them, for a zeal that he had to the children of Israel and of Judah.

2 Kings 10:16

and said, "Go with me and see the zeal I have to the LORD," and made him ride with him in his chariot.

Matthew 5:20

For I say unto you, Except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 23:25

Woe be to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye which make clean the outer side of the cup, and of the platter: but within they are full of bribery and excess.

Mark 10:20-21

He answered and said to him, "Master, all these I have observed from my youth."

Luke 1:6

Both were perfect before God, and walked in all the laws and ordinances of the Lord, that no man could find fault with them.

Acts 9:1-19

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

Acts 21:20

And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, "Thou seest brother, how many thousand Jews there are which believe, and they are all zealous over the law.

Acts 26:5

which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify it. For after the most straitest sect of our lay, lived I a Pharisee.

Romans 7:9

I once lived without law: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I was dead.

Romans 9:31-32

But Israel, which followed the law of righteousness, could not attain unto the law of righteousness.

Romans 10:2-5

For I bear them record, that they have a fervent mind to Godward, but not according to knowledge.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of all the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the congregation of God:

Philippians 3:9

and might be found in him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law: But that which springeth of the faith which is in Christ. I mean, the righteousness which cometh of God through faith

1 Timothy 1:13

when before I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a tyrant. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly, through unbelief:

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