1 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, is safe: -
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, -
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.
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, -