But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ. More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value(A) of knowing Christ(B) Jesus my Lord. Because of him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them as dung, so that I may gain Christ(C) and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law,(D) but one that is through faith in Christ[a]—the righteousness from God based on faith.(E) 10 My goal is to know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings,(F) being conformed to his death,(G) 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.

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  1. 3:9 Or through the faithfulness of Christ

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