Philippians 3:9

“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And be found in him, not hauing mine owne righteousnesse, which is of the Law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousnesse which is of God by faith:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from {the} Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which {comes} from God on the basis of faith,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, `even' that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And be seen in him, not having my righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
- Basic English Bible

and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which [would be] on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which [is] of God through faith,
- Darby Bible

And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith:
- Webster's Bible

not having a righteousness of my own, derived from the Law, but that which arises from faith in Christ--the righteousness which comes from God through faith.
- Weymouth Bible

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
- World English Bible

that Y wynne Crist, and that Y be foundun in hym, not hauynge my riytwisnesse that is of the lawe, but that that is of the feith of Crist Jhesu, that is of God the riytwisnesse in feith,
- Wycliffe Bible

not having my righteousness, which [is] of law, but that which [is] through faith of Christ -- the righteousness that is of God by the faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:9


3:9 And be found by God ingrafted in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law - That merely outward righteousness prescribed by the law, and performed by my own strength. But that inward righteousness which is through faith - Which can flow from no other fountain. The righteousness which is from God - From his almighty Spirit, not by my own strength, but by faith alone. Here also the apostle is far from speaking of justification only.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:9


Php 3:9 And be found in him. In him "there is no condemnation" (Ro 8:1). Not having mine own righteousness which is of the law. Those in Christ trust not in a legal righteousness, obtained by keeping the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ. But in righteousness which the gospel provides to those who accept Christ through faith. That righteousness is the forgiveness of sins, which is from God by faith. Note that, although the definite article is omitted in our Versions before "faith", the Greek supplies it. "The faith" is equivalent to "the gospel". It is faith in Christ acted upon, causing an acceptance and steadfast obedience to Christ, which secures the righteousness (forgiveness) of which Paul speaks.

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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