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3 aFinally, my brethren, brejoice in the Lord. bbTo write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of cdogs, beware of devil workers, beware of ethe concision. 3 For fwe are the circumcision, gwhich worship God hin the spirit, and irejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though kI might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 lCircumcised the eighth day, mof the stock of Israel, nof the tribe of Benjamin, mnan Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, oa Pharisee; 6 pConcerning zeal, qpersecuting the church; touching rthe righteousness which is in the law, sblameless. 7 But twhat things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea udoubtless, and I count all things but loss for wthe excellency of xthe knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have ysuffered the loss of all things, and do count them but zdung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having amine own righteousness, awhich is of the law, but bthat which is through bbthe faith of Christ, athe righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and cthe power of his resurrection, and dthe fellowship of his sufferings, ebeing made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might fattain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already gattained, either were already hperfect: but iI follow after, if that I may kapprehend lthat for which also I am kapprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have kapprehended: but this one thing I do, mforgetting those things which are behind, and nreaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I inpress otoward the mark for pthe prize of qthe high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be rperfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing sye be otherwise minded, tGod shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already uattained, xlet us walk by the same xrule, ylet us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, zbe followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have aus for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are bthe enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 cWhose end is destruction, dwhose God is their belly, and ewhose glory is in their fshame, who gmind earthly things.) 20 For our hconversation iis in heaven; kfrom whence also lwe look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall mchange nour vile body, that it may be ofashioned like unto his glorious body, paccording to the working whereby he is able even qto subdue all things unto himself.
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