1 HENCEFORTH, my brethren, rejoice in our Lord. To write the very same (things) to you, to me is not weariness, because they make you cautious.
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the cutting of the flesh.
3 For the circumcision are we, who serve Aloha in the spirit, and glory in Jeshu the Meshiha, and confide not on the flesh.
4 Yet I may have confidence on the flesh. For if any one consider that his confidence is in the flesh, I more than he.
5 Circumcised the son of eight days, of the family of Israel, of the tribe of Benyomin, Ebroia of Ebroyee; in the law, Pharisha;
6 in zeal, a persecutor of the church; and in the righteousness of the law, without fault have I been.
7 But these things which were my gain, I have reckoned loss for the Meshiha;
8 and I also (still) reckon them all loss, for the grandeur of the knowledge of Jeshu Meshiha my Lord; for whose sake I have lost all things, and have reckoned as dung, that the Meshiha I may gain,
9 and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is by the faith of the Meshiha, which is righteousness that is from Aloha:
10 that in it I may know Jeshu, and the power of his resurrection, and have fellowship in his sufferings, and be conformed into his death,
11 that any how I may be able to come to the resurrection which is from among the dead.
12 I have not yet received, nor (am I) yet perfected; but I run, that so I may lay hold on that for the sake of which Jeshu the Meshiha hath laid hold on me.
13 MY brethren, I think not concerning myself that I have laid hold (of the final prize); but one (thing) I know, that what is behind me I forget, and to that which is before me
14 I stretch, and run towards the sign, to obtain the victory of the high vocation of Aloha by Jeshu Meshiha.
15 Let those, then, who are mature consider these things; and if otherwise you consider, this also will Aloha reveal to you.
16 Nevertheless, that to this we may attain, in one way let us proceed, and with one consent.
17 Be like me, my brethren, and consider them who so walk according to the pattern you have seen in us.
18 For there are many who walk otherwise, of whom many times I have told you, but now weeping I tell you, they are adversaries of the cross of the Meshiha;
19 they, whose end is perdition, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is their shame; they, whose mind is in the earth.
20 But our employment is in heaven, and from thence we expect the Saviour, our Lord Jeshu Meshiha,
21 who will change the body of our abasement to make (it) in the fashion of his glorious body, according to his great power, by which all is subjected unto him.