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20 But our citizenship[a] is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.(A) 21 He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.(B)

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  1. 3:20 Citizenship: Christians constitute a colony of heaven, as Philippi was a colonia of Rome (Acts 16:12). The hope Paul expresses involves the final coming of Christ, not a status already attained, such as the opponents claim.

20 But our citizenship(A) is in heaven.(B) And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,(C) 21 who, by the power(D) that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies(E) so that they will be like his glorious body.(F)

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