Philippians 3:4-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)
4 It’s true that I once relied on all that I had become. I had a reason to boast and impress people with my accomplishments—more than others—for my pedigree was impeccable.
The Example of Paul
5 I was born a true Hebrew of the heritage of Israel[a] as the son of a Jewish man from the tribe of Benjamin.[b] I was circumcised eight days after my birth and was raised in the strict tradition of Orthodox Judaism, living a separated[c] and devout life as a Pharisee. 6 And concerning the righteousness of the Torah,[d] no one surpassed me; I was without a peer. Furthermore, as a fiery defender of the truth, I persecuted the messianic believers with religious zeal.