Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

Philippians 3

1 Finally, my brothers, 1 k rejoice in the Lord. l To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

2 Look out for m the dogs, look out for n the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For o we are the circumcision, p who worship q by the Spirit of God 2 and r glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh - 4 s though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 t circumcised on the eighth day, u of the people of Israel, v of the tribe of Benjamin, u a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, w a Pharisee; 6 x as to zeal, y a persecutor of the church; z as to righteousness under the law, 3 blameless. 7 But a whatever gain I had, b I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of c the surpassing worth of d knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I e have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having f a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but g that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith - 10 h that I may know him and i the power of his resurrection, and j may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may k attain the resurrection from the dead.

  1. Cross References
    Philippians 4:4
    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16
    Rejoice always.
  2. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:12
    Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 22:16
    For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet -
    Psalms 22:20
    Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!
    Isaiah 56:10 - 11
    His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
    Revelation 22:15
    Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
    Galatians 5:15
    But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:13
    For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 2:29
    But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.
  6. Cross References
    John 4:23
    But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
  7. Cross References
    Galatians 5:25
    If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
    Jude 1:20
    But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 15:17
    In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
    Galatians 6:14
    But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:18
    Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 17:12
    He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised. Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring.
  11. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:22
    Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I.
  12. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:22
    Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 11:1
    I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 23:6
    Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.
    Acts 26:5
    They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 22:3 - 4
    I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.
    Galatians 1:13 - 14
    For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 8:3
    But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
  17. Cross References
    Philippians 3:9
    And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith -
  18. Cross References
    Luke 14:33
    So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.
  19. Cross References
    Hebrews 11:26
    He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.
  20. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:15
    And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:11
    Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
    Jeremiah 9:23 - 24
    Thus says the Lord : "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches.
    John 17:3
    And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
    2 Peter 1:3
    His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.
  22. Cross References
    Luke 9:25
    For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
  23. Cross References
    Romans 10:5
    For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.
    Philippians 3:6
    As to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
  24. Cross References
    Romans 9:30
    What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith.
    1 Corinthians 1:30
    And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
  25. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:13
    Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
  26. Cross References
    Romans 1:4
    And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Romans 6:5
    For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  27. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
    2 Corinthians 1:5
    For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
  28. Cross References
    Acts 26:7
    To which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!
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