Philippians 3:8
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English Standard Version
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

King James Bible
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

American Standard Version
Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

English Revised Version
Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may gain Christ,

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes doubtless, and I count all things to be loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them to be dung, that I may win Christ,

Weymouth New Testament
Nay, I even reckon all things as pure loss because of the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. And for His sake I have suffered the loss of everything, and reckon it all as mere refuse, in order that I may win Christ and be found in union with Him,

Philippians 3:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Yea doubtless (ἀλλὰ μὲν οὖν)

Ἁλλὰ but, Philippians 3:7, puts that verse in direct contrast with the preceding verse. Ἁλλὰ yea or verily, in this verse affirms more than the preceding statement, while οὖν therefore (not rendered), collects and concludes from what has been previously said: Yea verily therefore.

All things

An advance on those (things) of Philippians 3:7.

For the excellency, etc. (διὰ)

On account of: because the knowledge of Christ is so much greater than all things else.

I have suffered the loss (ἐζημιώθην)

Rev., better, I suffered; when I embraced Christianity. Lit., was mulcted. See on Matthew 16:26, and see on cast away, Luke 9:25.

All things (τὰ πάντα)

Collectively. All things mentioned in Philippians 3:5-7.

Dung (σκύβαλα)

Rev., refuse. Either excrement or what is thrown away from the table; leavings. The derivation is uncertain. According to some it is a contraction from ἐς κύνας βάλλω to throw to the dogs. See on filth, 1 Corinthians 4:13. Notice the repetition of gain, count, loss, all things, Christ.

Win (κερδήσω)

Rev., better, gain, corresponding with gain, Philippians 3:7.

Philippians 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

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doubtless.

Numbers 14:30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh...

Psalm 126:6 He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come on you.

1 Corinthians 9:10 Or said he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that plows should plow in hope...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

I count.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

the excellency.

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death;

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 16:16,17 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God...

Luke 10:21,22 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

John 14:7,20 If you had known me, you should have known my Father also: and from now on you know him, and have seen him...

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:3,8 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent...

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

2 Corinthians 4:4,6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Ephesians 3:8,9,18,19 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed...

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

my.

Luke 1:43 And what is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Luke 20:42-44 And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand...

John 20:13,28 And they say to her, Woman, why weep you? She said to them, Because they have taken away my LORD...

for whom. See on ver.

Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Matthew 19:27-29 Then answered Peter and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore...

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

but dung.

1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that urinates against the wall...

2 Kings 9:37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say...

Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung on your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts...

win.

Matthew 13:44-46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides...

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

Cross References
Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

Jeremiah 9:23
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.

Romans 8:39
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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,

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:

Philippians 3:10
that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

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