Philippians 3:3
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New International Version
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

New Living Translation
For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort,

English Standard Version
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

Berean Study Bible
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

Berean Literal Bible
For we are the circumcision, those worshiping in the Spirit of God, and glorying in Christ Jesus, and not trusting in the flesh--

New American Standard Bible
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,

King James Bible
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh--

International Standard Version
For it is we who are the circumcision —we who worship in the Spirit of God and find our joy in the Messiah Jesus. We have not placed any confidence in the flesh,

NET Bible
For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, exult in Christ Jesus, and do not rely on human credentials

New Heart English Bible
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we are the circumcision, those who serve God in The Spirit, and we glory in Yeshua The Messiah, and we do not trust upon the flesh,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are the [true] circumcised people [of God] because we serve God's Spirit and take pride in Christ Jesus. We don't place any confidence in physical things,

New American Standard 1977
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit and glory in Christ Jesus, having no confidence in the flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

American King James Version
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

American Standard Version
for we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God; and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
For we are the circumcision, who worship by [the] Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.

English Revised Version
for we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh:

Webster's Bible Translation
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Weymouth New Testament
For we are the true circumcision--we who render to God a spiritual worship and make our boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in outward ceremonies:

World English Bible
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh;

Young's Literal Translation
for we are the circumcision, who by the Spirit are serving God, and glorying in Christ Jesus, and in flesh having no trust,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-11 Sincere Christians rejoice in Christ Jesus. The prophet calls the false prophets dumb dogs, Isa 56:10; to which the apostle seems to refer. Dogs, for their malice against faithful professors of the gospel of Christ, barking at them and biting them. They urged human works in opposition to the faith of Christ; but Paul calls them evil-workers. He calls them the concision; as they rent the church of Christ, and cut it to pieces. The work of religion is to no purpose, unless the heart is in it, and we must worship God in the strength and grace of the Divine Spirit. They rejoice in Christ Jesus, not in mere outward enjoyments and performances. Nor can we too earnestly guard against those who oppose or abuse the doctrine of free salvation. If the apostle would have gloried and trusted in the flesh, he had as much cause as any man. But the things which he counted gain while a Pharisee, and had reckoned up, those he counted loss for Christ. The apostle did not persuade them to do any thing but what he himself did; or to venture on any thing but that on which he himself ventured his never-dying soul. He deemed all these things to be but loss, compared with the knowledge of Christ, by faith in his person and salvation. He speaks of all worldly enjoyments and outward privileges which sought a place with Christ in his heart, or could pretend to any merit and desert, and counted them but loss; but it might be said, It is easy to say so; but what would he do when he came to the trial? He had suffered the loss of all for the privileges of a Christian. Nay, he not only counted them loss, but the vilest refuse, offals thrown to dogs; not only less valuable than Christ, but in the highest degree contemptible, when set up as against him. True knowledge of Christ alters and changes men, their judgments and manners, and makes them as if made again anew. The believer prefers Christ, knowing that it is better for us to be without all worldly riches, than without Christ and his word. Let us see what the apostle resolved to cleave to, and that was Christ and heaven. We are undone, without righteousness wherein to appear before God, for we are guilty. There is a righteousness provided for us in Jesus Christ, and it is a complete and perfect righteousness. None can have benefit by it, who trust in themselves. Faith is the appointed means of applying the saving benefit. It is by faith in Christ's blood. We are made conformable to Christ's death, when we die to sin, as he died for sin; and the world is crucified to us, and we to the world, by the cross of Christ. The apostle was willing to do or to suffer any thing, to attain the glorious resurrection of saints. This hope and prospect carried him through all difficulties in his work. He did not hope to attain it through his own merit and righteousness, but through the merit and righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Study Bible
Righteousness through Faith
2Watch out for those dogs, those workers of evil, those mutilators of the flesh! 3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh — 4though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:…
Cross References
John 4:23
But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him.

John 4:24
God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

Romans 2:29
No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise does not come from men, but from God.

Romans 8:39
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 9:6
It is not as though God's word has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

Romans 15:17
Therefore I exult in Christ Jesus in my service to God.

2 Corinthians 11:18
Since many are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast.

Galatians 5:25
Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 6:13
For the circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.

Galatians 6:14
But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Treasury of Scripture

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

we.

Genesis 17:5-11 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall …

Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked.

Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of …

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of …

Jeremiah 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, …

Romans 2:25-29 For circumcision truly profits, if you keep the law: but if you be …

Romans 4:11,12 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness …

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands…

worship.

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

John 4:23,24 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship …

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son…

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we …

Romans 8:15,26,27 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, …

rejoice. See on ver.

Philippians 3:7-9 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

1 Corinthians 1:29-31 That no flesh should glory in his presence…

Galatians 6:13,14 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but …

have.

Philippians 3:4-6 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man …

1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

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