Philippians 3:4
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New International Version
though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:

New Living Translation
though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!

English Standard Version
though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Berean Study Bible
though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Berean Literal Bible
though I have confidence even in the flesh. If any other thinks to trust in the flesh, I more:

New American Standard Bible
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

King James Bible
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
although I once also had confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

International Standard Version
although I could have confidence in the flesh. If anyone thinks he can place confidence in the flesh, I have more reason to think so.

NET Bible
--though mine too are significant. If someone thinks he has good reasons to put confidence in human credentials, I have more:

New Heart English Bible
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As I did have trust in the flesh, for if a man has hoped in his trust in the flesh, I have more than he:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
although I could have confidence in my physical qualifications. If anyone else thinks that he can trust in something physical, I can claim even more.

New American Standard 1977
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though I might also have reason to confide in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

King James 2000 Bible
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has reasons he might trust in the flesh, I more:

American King James Version
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

American Standard Version
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other thinketh he may have confidence in the flesh, I more,

Darby Bible Translation
Though I have [my] trust even in flesh; if any other think to trust in flesh, I rather:

English Revised Version
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Webster's Bible Translation
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath reason to trust in the flesh, I more:

Weymouth New Testament
although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I:

World English Bible
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Young's Literal Translation
though I also have cause of trust in flesh. If any other one doth think to have trust in flesh, I more;
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
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: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;…
Cross References
Luke 8:18
Pay attention, therefore, to how you listen. Whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him."

2 Corinthians 5:16
So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

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

Galatians 2:15
We who are Jews by birth and not Gentile 'sinners,'
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Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

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