New International Version
as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
King James Bible
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Darby Bible Translation
as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which [is] in [the] law, found blameless;
World English Bible
concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
Young's Literal Translation
according to zeal persecuting the assembly! according to righteousness that is in law becoming blameless!
Philippians 3:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise-- why destroy yourself?
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commands and decrees blamelessly.
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
"I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
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