Philippians 3:1-11

In Philippians 3:1-11 we find the word law three times.
  • This is not a paraphrase . 
  • This is not a translation. 
  • This is the author's understanding of what Paul had in mind.
  • And if Paul were here in America giving a talk.
(1) Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

(2) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

(3) For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

(4) Though I 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) Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

(6) Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

(7) But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
 

(8) Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

(9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

(10) That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

(11) If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

(1) To the rest of my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. It is no problem for me to write this letter to you. But for you it is a warning.

(2) Beware of reporters, false teachers, Humanists, infiltrators and Jews.

(3) For we are the people who worship God, rejoice in Christ Jesus and place no confidence in appearances.

(4) If anyone can claim credentials, I can claim more.


(5) I was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning my religious denomination, a Pharisee.

(6) Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; When it came to the laws and rituals of my religion I was above reproach.

(7) I was proud of my qualifications. I have reappraised them and now I see that have little value.

(8) These things are worthless in comparison to the knowledge of Christ.



(9) To be found righteous in Him through faith, not having to provide my own righteousness as taught by the Pharisees through rules, regulations and rituals.

(10) I gave up all I had so that I could know Him and the power of his resurrection. And likewise to endure every hardship and trial such as those that resulted in his death.

(11) Looking forward to the resurrection of the dead.

 

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