Philippians 3:7
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New International Version
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

New Living Translation
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.

English Standard Version
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
But whatever was an asset to me, I count as loss for the sake of Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
But whatever things were gain to me, these I have esteemed loss because of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

King James Bible
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.

International Standard Version
But whatever things were assets to me, these I now consider a loss for the sake of the Messiah.

NET Bible
But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ.

New Heart English Bible
However, what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But these things that were advantages to me, I have accounted losses for the sake of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These things that I once considered valuable, I now consider worthless for Christ.

New American Standard 1977
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But those things which were gain to me, I counted loss for Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

American King James Version
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

American Standard Version
Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.

English Revised Version
Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet all that was gain to me--for Christ's sake I have reckoned it loss.

World English Bible
However, what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
But what things were to me gains, these I have counted, because of the Christ, loss;
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
Knowing Christ Above All Else
6as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to righteousness under the Law, faultless. 7But whatever was an asset to me, I count as loss for the sake of Christ. 8More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…
Cross References
Luke 14:33
In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple.

Hebrews 11:26
He valued disgrace for Christ above the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his reward.
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