Philippians 3:8
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New International Version
What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

New Living Translation
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ

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

Berean Study Bible
More 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

Berean Literal Bible
But indeed, therefore, I also count all things to be loss because of the excelling knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom I have lost all things, and esteem them rubbish, that I may gain Christ

New American Standard Bible
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so 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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ

International Standard Version
What is more, I continue to consider all these things to be a loss for the sake of what is far more valuable, knowing the Messiah Jesus, my Lord. It is because of him that I have experienced the loss of all those things. Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah

NET Bible
More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things--indeed, I regard them as dung!--that I may gain Christ,

New Heart English Bible
More than that, 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 count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I also consider all these things a loss for the majesty of the knowledge of Yeshua The Messiah, my Lord, him for whose sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all as a dung heap, that I may gain The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It's far more than that! I consider everything else worthless because I'm much better off knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. It's because of him that I think of everything as worthless. I threw it all away in order to gain Christ

New American Standard 1977
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And doubtless I even count all things as 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

King James 2000 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 rubbish, that I may win Christ,

American King James Version
Yes 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:

Darby Bible Translation
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, 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,

World English Bible
Yes most certainly, 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 count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ

Young's Literal Translation
yes, indeed, and I count all things to be loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom of the all things I suffered loss, and do count them to be refuse, that Christ I may gain, and be found in him,
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
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 9and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God on the basis of faith.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

Jeremiah 9:23
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

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.

Ephesians 4:13
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.

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

Philippians 3:10
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death,

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 1:3
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes 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,

doubtless.

Numbers 14:30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore …

Psalm 126:6 He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless …

Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom …

1 Corinthians 9:10 Or said he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, …

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

I count.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy …

the excellency.

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship …

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: …

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

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

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

Luke 10:21,22 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

John 14:7,20 If you had known me, you should have known my Father also: and from …

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

John 17:3,8 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, …

2 Corinthians 4:4,6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; …

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, …

1 Peter 2:7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which …

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

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

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 …

John 20:13,28 And they say to her, Woman, why weep you? She said to them, Because …

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, …

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

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 …

2 Kings 9:37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field …

Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen …

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung on your faces, …

win.

Matthew 13:44-46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; …

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of …

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

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