1For the rest, my brothers, rejoice in יהוה. To write the same matters to you is truly no trouble to me, and for you it is safe.
2Look out for dogs, look out for the evil workers, look out for the mutilation!
3For we are the circumcision, who are serving Elohim in the Spirit, and boasting in Messiah יהושע, and do not trust in the flesh,
4though I too might have trust in the flesh. If anyone else thinks to trust in the flesh, I more –
5circumcised the eighth day, of the race of Yisra’ĕl, of the tribe of Binyamin, a Heḇrew of Heḇrews, according to Torah a Pharisee,
6according to ardour, persecuting the assembly; according to righteousness that is in the law, having become blameless.
7But what might have been a gain to me, I have counted as loss, because of Messiah.
8What is more, I even count all to be loss because of the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah יהושע my Master, for whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them as refuse, in order to gain Messiah,
9and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through belief in Messiah, the righteousness which is from Elohim on the basis of belief,
10to know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
11if somehow I might attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12Not that I have already received, or already been perfected, but I press on, to lay hold of that for which Messiah יהושע has also laid hold of me.
13Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold of it yet, but only this: forgetting what is behind and reaching out for what lies ahead,
14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in Messiah יהושע.
15As many, then, as are perfect, should have this mind. And if you think differently in any respect, Elohim shall also reveal this to you.
16But to what we have already attained – walk by the same rule, be of the same mind.
17Become joint imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
18For many – of whom I have often told you, and now say to you even weeping – walk as enemies of the stake of Messiah.
19Their end is destruction, their mighty one is their stomach, and their esteem is in their shame – they mind the earthly.
20For our citizenship is in the heavens, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Master יהושע Messiah,
21who shall change our lowly body, to be conformed to His esteemed body, according to the working by which He is able even to bring all under His control.
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