17 Brethren, ejoin in following my example, and note those who so walk, as fyou have us for a pattern. 18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are gthe enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 hwhose end is destruction, iwhose god is their belly, and jwhose glory is in their shame—kwho set their mind on earthly things. 20 For lour citizenship is in heaven, mfrom which we also neagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 owho will transform our lowly body that it may be pconformed to His glorious body, qaccording to the working by which He is able even to rsubdue all things to Himself.
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