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

  • John doe
    Im here for confirmation of my summery. God is Light, matter is slowed down light, Lucifer is the fallen light, everything physical is of the fallen light matter. your spirit animates Lucifer body matter. that is the war within, the clues are everywhere. the spirit vs. the body mind ego.
  • Bill May
    We will have bodies like Jesus, not Angels.
  • Nuhu Zakka Abamu for verse 10
    My prayer every day is,may the whole nation be save through the power of his resurrection amen
  • Yes Philipian 3:21 means that we will have bodies like those of angels. Actual a human being is a triune being that is the spirit, the soul and the physical body flesh . What is actually cremeted or what actually die is the physical body for flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven , your spirit and soul remains fully alive, this means in physical dearth you are fully conscious but invisible but you can communicate with other spirits, you will be able to see or move to spiritual worlds like paradise or hell.
  • Rhonda Matthews for verse 10
    My Pastor just preach on knowing Him. Our goal as Christians should be to know him more, and more. Heaven is an aspect of knowing Him, a reward, but so not the goal. Heaven is a part of Him, but it is not Him.
  • Yolanda
    That was a good test .Study to show your work

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