1 Finally, my brethren, a rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.
2 b Beware of dogs, beware of c evil workers, d beware of the mutilation! 3 For we are e the circumcision, f who worship 1 God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, 4 though g I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I h more so: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, i of the tribe of Benjamin, j a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, k a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, l persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But m what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss n for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having o my own righteousness, which is from the law, but p that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the q power of His resurrection, and r the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may s attain 2 to the resurrection from the dead.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.