Philippians 3:5-9 New International Version

5  circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6  as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. 7  But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8  What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

9  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[1] Christ-the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.


[1] 3:9 Or "through the faithfulness of"

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