He warneth them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision,
Philippians 3:1 Morover my brethren, reioyce in the LORDE. Where as I wryte euer one thinge vnto you, it greueth me not, and maketh you the surer. Philippians 3:2 Bewarre off dogges, bewarre of euell workers, bewarre off discension: Philippians 3:3 for we are the circumcision, euen we that serue God in the sprete, and reioyce in Christ Iesu, and haue no confidence in the flesh,
shewing that himself hath greater cause than they to trust in the righteousness of the Law:
Philippians 3:4 though I haue wherof I mighte reioyce in ye flesh. Yf eny other ma thynke that he hath wherof he mighte reioyce in the flesh, moch more I, Philippians 3:5 which was circucysed on the eight daye, one of the people of Israel, of the trybe off Ben Iamin, an hebrue of the Hebrues: as concernynge the lawe a Pharise: Philippians 3:6 as concernynge feruentnes I persecuted the cogregacion: and as touchinge the righteousnes which is in the lawe, I was vnrebukable.
which notwithstanding he counteth as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness,
Philippians 3:7 But the thinges that were vauntage vnto me, haue I counted losse for Christes sake. Philippians 3:8 Yee I thynke all thinges but losse, for that excellent knowleges sake of Christ Iesu my LORDE: for whom I haue counted all thinge losse, and do iudge them but donge, that I mighte wynne Christ, Philippians 3:9 & be founde in him, not hauynge myne awne righteousnes which commeth of the lawe, but by the faith of Christ (namely) the righteousnes which commeth of God in faith, Philippians 3:10 to knowe him and the vertue of his resurreccion, and the fellishippe of his passion, that I maye be conformable vnto his death, Philippians 3:11 yff by eny meanes I mighte attayne to the resurreccion from the deed.
therein acknowledging his own imperfection.
Philippians 3:12 Not that I haue attayned vnto it all ready, or that I am allready perfecte: but I folowe, yf I maye comprehende that, wherin I am comprehended off Christ Iesu. Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I counte not my selfe yet that I haue gotten it: but one thinge I saye: I forget that which is behynde, and stretch my selfe vnto that which is before, Philippians 3:14 & preace vnto ye marck apoynted, to optayne the rewarde of the hye callynge of God in Christ Iesu.
He exhorteth them to be thus minded,
Philippians 3:15 Let vs therfore (as many as be parfecte) be thus wyse mynded: and yf ye be otherwyse mynded, I praye God open euen this vnto you. Philippians 3:16 Neuertheles in that wher vnto we are come, let vs procede by one rule, that we maye be of one accorde.
and to follow him,
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be ye ye folowers of me, and loke on the which walke eue so as ye haue vs for an ensample.
and to decline the ways of carnal Christians.
Philippians 3:18 For many walke (off whom I haue tolde you often, but now I tell you wepynge) eue enemies of the crosse of Christ, Philippians 3:19 whose ende is damnacion, whose God is the bely, & whose glory shalbe to their shame, which are earthly mynded. Philippians 3:20 But oure conuersacion is in heauen, from whence we loke for the Sauioure Iesu Christ ye LORDE, Philippians 3:21 which shal chauge or vyle body, yt it maye be like fashioned vnto his glorious body, acordinge to ye workynge wherby he is able to subdue all thinges vnto himselfe.