1 As to the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me is not slothful, and to you safe.
3 For we are the circumcision, serving God in spirit, and boasting in Christ Jesus, and not trusting in the flesh.
4 Although I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other think to have confidence in the flesh, I more:
5 Circumcision done the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
8 But surely, I also think all things to be loss for the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have been made to lose all things, and I think to be offscourings, that I shall gain Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having my justice, that of the law, but that by faith of Christ, the justice from God by faith:
10 To know him, and the power of his rising up, and the mutual participation of his sufferings, being rendered conformable to his death;
12 Not that I have alreaedy attained or have been already perfected: and I pursue, if I also may overtake, for which also I was overtaken by Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I reckon not myself to have been overtaken: but one, truly forgetting things behind, and stretching still farther to things before,
14 I pursue toward the scope for the prize of combat of the calling above of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore, as many as are completed, let us have this in mind; and if in any thing ye think otherwise, God will also reveal this to you.
17 Be ye imitators together of me, brethren, and observe narrowly those walking thus, as ye have us for a type.
18 (For many walk, of whom I said to you often, and now also say weeping, the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end destruction, whose God the belly, and their glory in shame, having in mind earthly things.)
20 For our citizenship is in the heavens; from whence we also expect the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: