New Living Translation
I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 Having such a zeal for it as to persecute to the death those who did not observe it. Touching the righteousness which is described and enjoined by the Law - That is, external observances, blameless.
LibraryThe Rule of the Road
'Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule.'--PHIL. iii. 16. Paul has just been laying down a great principle--viz. that if the main direction of a life be right, God will reveal to a man the points in which he is wrong. But that principle is untrue and dangerous, unless carefully guarded. It may lead to a lazy tolerance of evil, and to drawing such inferences as, 'Well! it does not much matter about strenuous effort, if we are right at bottom it will all come …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Soul's Perfection
Warnings and Hopes
Preparing to End
So don't be too good or too wise! Why destroy yourself?
Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God's eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord's commandments and regulations.
But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.
Then Paul said, "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, and I was brought up and educated here in Jerusalem under Gamaliel. As his student, I was carefully trained in our Jewish laws and customs. I became very zealous to honor God in everything I did, just like all of you today.
And I persecuted the followers of the Way, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison.
The high priest and the whole council of elders can testify that this is so. For I received letters from them to our Jewish brothers in Damascus, authorizing me to bring the Christians from there to Jerusalem, in chains, to be punished.
"I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the very name of Jesus the Nazarene.
Jump to PreviousAssembly Blameless Church Cruel Detail Faultless Found Hate Kept Law Persecuting Persecutor Respect Righteousness Touching Zeal
Jump to NextAssembly Blameless Church Cruel Detail Faultless Found Hate Kept Law Persecuting Persecutor Respect Righteousness Touching Zeal
LinksPhilippians 3:6 NIV
Philippians 3:6 NLT
Philippians 3:6 ESV
Philippians 3:6 NASB
Philippians 3:6 KJV
Philippians 3:6 Bible Apps
Philippians 3:6 Biblia Paralela
Philippians 3:6 Chinese Bible
Philippians 3:6 French Bible
Philippians 3:6 German Bible
Philippians 3:6 Commentaries