More than that, I count all things to be loss [a]in view of the surpassing value of [b](A)knowing (B)Christ Jesus my Lord, [c]for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having (C)a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, (D)the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 3:8 Lit because of
  2. Philippians 3:8 Lit the knowledge of
  3. Philippians 3:8 Lit because of

But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.

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