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

  • Lilian
    As long as Jesus lives we shall live also. What a wonderful God we serve. Jesus is a good Shephered who lays down his life for the Sheep. We are his Sheeps , therefore don't let your hands go off with God no matter what life we are facing for IT IS HE WHO HOLDS OUR TODAY AND TOMORROW IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS. All battles belongs to God victory is already ours just thank Jesus
  • Pamela
    This is a lifting spirit
  • Richie
    Also,the woman with the issue of blood pressed through the crowd to get what she so desperately needed - and what is it that we,each and every saint which the Lord our God has called,that we make a strong effort,pressing continuously to follow our God,and to serve Him every single day, and be His witnesses of the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour,Jesus Christ. HalleluJah.
  • Michael Edward Reif
    I like Philippians 3:14 KJV because I am a Minister and I am on Social Security Medicare and I sleep outdoors. I am usually very tired and a lot of people are sometimes mean but I ve been a Minister for a long time. I pray that one day I ll have that place I always wanted. Have a good day.
  • MsCarrieBell
    My thoughts are always focused on The All Mighty, My God and Savior through His Son JESUS CHRIST.
  • Jody
    I thank God for teaching how to press in all situations. Jesus pd it all. Our Mark should be Heavenly focus.

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