For it is we who are the circumcision,(A) we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus,(B) and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence.(C)

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised(D) on the eighth day, of the people of Israel,(E) of the tribe of Benjamin,(F) a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;(G) as for zeal,(H) persecuting the church;(I) as for righteousness based on the law,(J) faultless.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss(K) for the sake of Christ.

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