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Philippians 3:4-11 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)

And yet I could trust in things about myself if I wanted to. If any other man thinks that he has something about himself to trust in, I have more things.

I had the mark of a Jew cut in my body when I was eight days old. I was born of the people of Israel. I belong to the family of Benjamin, so I was born a true Jew. I was a Pharisee, so I obeyed the Jewish law very carefully.

I was so full of my own ideas that I sent Christians to prison. But I was a good man in the way the Jewish law calls a man good.

But all these things that might have helped me, I call them all nothing, because of Christ.

Yes, I call them all nothing, because to know Christ Jesus my Lord is much better. It is for his sake that I have given them all up and call them just dirt. I have lost them but gained Christ.

I do it so that I will belong to him. I do not want to be called good because of the Jewish law. But I want to be made good by believing in Christ. I want to be put right with God through faith alone.

10 I want to know Christ. I want to know the power that raised him from death. I want to have a part in his trouble. I want to be like him in his death.

11 Then I hope to be raised from death.

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