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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Philippians 3:6


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    King James Bible - Philippians 3:6

    Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

    World English Bible

    concerning zeal, persecuting the
    assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

    Douay-Rheims - Philippians 3:6

    According to zeal, persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is in the
    law, conversing without blame.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; with respect to the righteousness which is by the
    law, blameless.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (6) -
    2Sa 21:2 2Ki 10:16 Ac 21:20 Ro 10:2 Ga 1:13,14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:6

    en cuanto a celo, perseguidor de la Iglesia; en cuanto a la justicia que es en la ley, irreprensible.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Philippians 3:6

    Verse 6. Concerning
    zeal] As to my zeal for Pharisaism, I gave the fullest proof of it by persecuting the Church of Christ; and this is known to all my countrymen.

    Touching the righteousness] And as to that plan of justification, which justification the Jews say is to be obtained by an observance of the law, I have done every thing so conscientiously from my youth up, that in this respect I am blameless; and may, with more confidence than most of them; expect that justification which the law appears to promise.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church , etc.] The Vulgate Latin version adds, of God, as in ( Galatians 1:13). The apostle was very zealous of the traditions of the elders, and for the law of God, and towards God also; though his zeal was not according to knowledge, but blind, ignorant, and furious; which pushed him on to persecute the followers of Christ, and the church of Christ at Jerusalem more especially, in a very violent and outrageous manner; he held the clothes of those that stoned Stephen, ( Acts 7:58); he consented unto his death, ( Acts 8:1); he made havoc of the church at Jerusalem, haling men and women to prison, ( Acts 8:3); he continued breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of Christ, ( Acts 9:1); gave his voice against them when put to death, punished them frequently in the synagogues by scourging them, ( Acts 26:10), and compelled them to blaspheme the name of Christ; was exceeding mad against them, pursued them to strange cities, ( Acts 26:11), and persecuted the church of God exceedingly, more than anyone single person besides. Touching the righteousness which is in, the law, blameless . This he mentions last, as including the whole of his righteousness, civil, ceremonial, and moral; and which he fancied was so perfect, that whatever righteousness was in the law, or required by it, he had it, and to such a degree, that he was blameless before God and men; that he was justified by it in the sight of God, and could not justly be found fault with by any, or be charged with any defect in his obedience, either to the moral or ceremonial law; which must arise from great ignorance of the righteousness of God, and the strictness of his justice, and of the law of God, and the purity, spirituality, and extent of it, which reaches to the thoughts of the heart, and the first motions of sin; and of himself, the plague of his own heart, of the sin of lust, and of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, in every instance of it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-11 - Sincere
    Christians rejoice in Christ Jesus. The prophet calls the fals 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 i 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 Divin Spirit. They rejoice in Christ Jesus, not in mere outward enjoyment and performances. Nor can we too earnestly guard against those wh oppose or abuse the doctrine of free salvation. If the apostle woul 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 reckone up, those he counted loss for Christ. The apostle did not persuade the 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 enjoyment 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 tha Christ, but in the highest degree contemptible, when set up as agains him. True knowledge of Christ alters and changes men, their judgment and manners, and makes them as if made again anew. The believer prefer Christ, knowing that it is better for us to be without all worldl riches, than without Christ and his word. Let us see what the apostl 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 complete and perfect righteousness. None can have benefit by it, wh trust in themselves. Faith is the appointed means of applying the saving benefit. It is by faith in Christ's blood. We are mad 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 attai the glorious resurrection of saints. This hope and prospect carried his through all difficulties in his work. He did not hope to attain it through his own merit and righteousness, but through the merit an righteousness of Jesus Christ. (Php 3:12-21)


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6.
    Zeal. Ironical.

    Blameless (genomenov amemptov). The A.V. does not render the participle, proven or found. Rev., correctly, found blameless.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:6 {As touching zeal} (kata zelos). So the old MSS. treating zelos as neuter, not masculine. He was a zealot against Christianity, "persecuting the church" (di"k"n tn ekklesian). He was the ringleader in the persecution from the death of Stephen till his own conversion (#Ac 8:1-9:9). {Found blameless} (genomenos amemptos). "Having become blameless" (#Ga 1:14). He knew and practised all the rules of the rabbis. A marvellous record, scoring a hundred in Judaism.


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