Philippians 3:8

“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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea doubtlesse, and I count all things but losse, for the excellencie of the knowledge of Christ Iesus my Lord: for whom I haue suffered the losse of all things, and doe count them but doung, that I may win Christ,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes truly, and I am ready to give up all things for the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, which is more than all: for whom I have undergone the loss of all things, and to me they are less than nothing, so that I may have Christ as my reward,
- Basic English Bible

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;
- Darby Bible

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,
- Webster's Bible

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,
- Weymouth 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
- World English Bible

Netheles Y gesse alle thingis to be peirement for the cleer science of Jhesu Crist my Lord. For whom Y made alle thingis peyrement, and Y deme as drit,
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:8


3:8 Yea, I still account both all these and all things else to be mere loss, compared to the inward, experimental knowledge of Christ, as my Lord, as my prophet, priest, and king, as teaching me wisdom, atoning for my sins, and reigning in my heart. To refer this to justification only, is miserably to pervert the whole scope of the words. They manifestly relate to sanctification also; yea, to that chiefly. For whom I have actually suffered the loss of all things - Which the world loves, esteems, or admires; of which I am so far from repenting, that I still account them but dung - The discourse rises. Loss is sustained with patience, but dung is cast away with abhorrence. The Greek word signifies any, the vilest refuse of things, the dross of metals, the dregs of liquors, the excrements of animals, the most worthless scraps of meat, the basest offals, fit only for dogs. That I may gain Christ - He that loses all things, not excepting himself, gains Christ, and is gained by Christ. And still there is more; which even St. Paul speaks of his having not yet gained.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:8


Php 3:8 I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge. In comparison with the inestimable value of the knowledge of Christ, all worldly things are to be regarded as a loss. For whom I have suffered the loss of all things. In accepting Christ he gave up all the world holds dear. But he did not long for them; nay, he counted them as a he would count them [but] dung, count filth, to be avoided, if only he may win Christ. The one word "Christ" in itself embraces every real blessing.

Discussion for Philippians 3

  • Crystal l spencer
    Phillipian Chapter 3 is a great chapter because i am pressing forth to forget past distasteful accomplishments, which is for my own glory, and i am learning to lose my fleshly desirers for the will of Gods purpose in my life, that He may be glorified. Amen.
  • Jim
    It is funny sometimes how the Lord will teach you. I used to read straight through verse 1 and miss the deeper meaning. It means much more in this chapter than it does standing alone. Paul was emphasizing how it is so important to rejoice in Christ alone and not in our "achievements, accomplishments etc".
  • Juliette Rene
    I have the habit of reading my Bible on a daily basis. last week after coming from overnight shift around 7:30am. After reading the Bible, I lay down before going to my other job. I heard a voice within me that said go and read Philippians chapter 3. Read it because this is your prescription,this is your medications take it. Eventhough I was really tired,I opened the Bible to Philippians 3
  • BSP
    We must continue stretching forward to the things ahead in order to continue to make progress as verse 13 shows.
  • Patricia
    All my worldly achievements and praise I lay aside and count them as nothing (dung). I now press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus. This is often the trying of my faith because flesh feeds from such. Lord help me grasp knowledge of Christ that I may truly know Him in the power of his resurrection as I mature on this journey.
  • La inf
    To God I give all the honour and all the glory. The Lord is real and is alive!!! I Love the Lord. He lets me know that he reigns !

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