1 Furthermore, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. Indeed, it is not tedious for me to write the same things to you*, but a secure thing for you*. 2 Beware of the dogs; beware of the evil workers; beware of the mutilation. 3 For* we are the circumcision , who are giving, divine service in the spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh; 4 although I myself might have confidence in the flesh; if some other is thinking to have confidence in the flesh, I yet even more. 5 I was circumcised on the eighth day, from the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew out of Hebrews; according to the law, a Pharisee; 6 according to zeal, I was persecuting the congregation* of believers; according to the righteousness in the law, I became blameless. 7 But what things were gains for me, I have deemed these a forfeiture because of the Christ. 8 But therefore, I am also deeming all things indeed to be a forfeiture because of the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom, I forfeited all things, and am deeming them to be but trash, in order that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, which is from the law, but which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is from God on the faith, 10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being transformed to his death; 11 if somehow I may achieve to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already received it or have already been completed in this, but I am pursuing it, if I might grab that for which I was also grabbed by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not reason to have grabbed it, but one thing I indeed do, forgetting the things which are behind me and stretching forth to the things which are before me. 14 I am pursuing according to the goal line toward the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore, as many as are mature, we should be mindful of this, and if you* are mindful of anyone differently, God will also be revealing this to you*; 16 however in what we have attained, we are to march by the same standard*, to be mindful of the same things.
17 Brethren, become joint imitators of me, and note those who are walking so, just, as you* have us as an example. 18 For* many are walking, (of whom I was speaking to you* often about them; now I am also telling you * , weeping), who are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly and whose glory is in their shame, who are mindful of earthly things. 20 For* our citizenship exists in the heavens; out of which we are also waiting for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will fashion the body of our humbleness, *that* it may become transformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of which he is able to even subject all things to himself.
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Jesus is Lord of all.