He warneth them against false teachers. He counts all other things loss, that he may gain Christ.
1 As to the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not wearisome, but to you it is necessary.
De cetero, fratres mei, gaudete in Domino. Eadem vobis scribere, mihi quidem non pigrum, vobis autem necessarium.
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Videte canes, videte malos operarios, videte concisionem.
3 For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God; and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh.
Nos enim sumus circumcisio, qui spiritu servimus Deo, et gloriamur in Christo Jesu, et non in carne fiduciam habentes,
4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other thinketh he may have confidence in the flesh, I more,
quamquam ego habeam confidentiam et in carne. Si quis alius videtur confidere in carne, ego magis,
5 Being circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; according to the law, a Pharisee:
circumcisus octavo die, ex genere Israel, de tribu Benjamin, Hebraeus ex Hebraeis, secundum legem pharisaeus,
6 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.
secundum aemulationem persequens Ecclesiam Dei, secundum justitiam, quae in lege est, conversatus sine querela.
7 But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ.
Sed quae mihi fuerunt lucra, haec arbitratus sum propter Christum detrimenta.
8 Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ:
Verumtamen existimo omnia detrimentum esse propter eminentem scientiam Jesu Christi Domini mei : propter quem omnia detrimentum feci, et arbitror ut stercora, ut Christum lucrifaciam,
9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God, justice in faith:
et inveniar in illo non habens meam justitiam, quae ex lege est, sed illam, quae ex fide est Christi Jesu : quae ex Deo est justitia in fide,
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death,
ad cognoscendum illum, et virtutem resurrectionis ejus, et societatem passionum illius : configuratus morti ejus :
11 If by any means I may attain to the resurrection which is from the dead.
si quo modo occurram ad resurrectionem, quae est ex mortuis :
12 Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect; but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.
non quod jam acceperim, aut jam perfectus sim : sequor autem, si quomodo comprehendam in quo et comprehensus sum a Christo Jesu.
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: forgetting the things that are behind, and stretching forth myself to those that are before,
Fratres, ego me non arbitror comprehendisse. Unum autem, quae quidem retro sunt obliviscens, ad ea vero quae sunt priora, extendens meipsum,
14 I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.
ad destinatum persequor, ad bravium supernae vocationis Dei in Christo Jesu.
15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded; and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God will reveal to you.
Quicumque ergo perfecti sumus, hoc sentiamus : et si quid aliter sapitis, et hoc vobis Deus revelabit.
16 Nevertheless whereunto we are come, that we be of the same mind, let us also continue in the same rule.
Verumtamen ad quod pervenimus ut idem sapiamus, et in eadem permaneamus regula.
17 Be ye followers of me, brethren, and observe them who walk so as you have our model.
Imitatores mei estote, fratres, et observate eos qui ita ambulant, sicut habetis formam nostram.
18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ;
Multi enim ambulant, quos saepe dicebam vobis ( nunc autem et flens dico) inimicos crucis Christi :
19 Whose end is destruction; whose God is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things.
quorum finis interitus : quorum Deus venter est : et gloria in confusione ipsorum, qui terrena sapiunt.
20 But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Nostra autem conversatio in caelis est : unde etiam Salvatorem exspectamus Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum,
21 Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
qui reformabit corpus humilitatis nostrae, configuratum corpori claritatis suae, secundum operationem, qua etiam possit subjicere sibi omnia.