Philippians 3:4
New International Version
though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:

New Living Translation
though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!

English Standard Version
though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Berean Study Bible
though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Berean Literal Bible
though I have confidence even in the flesh. If any other thinks to trust in the flesh, I more:

King James Bible
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

New King James Version
though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so:

New American Standard Bible
although I myself could boast as having confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he is confident in the flesh, I have more reason:

NASB 1995
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

NASB 1977
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:

Amplified Bible
though I myself might have [some grounds for] confidence in the flesh [if I were pursuing salvation by works]. If anyone else thinks that he has reason to be confident in the flesh [that is, in his own efforts to achieve salvation], I have far more:

Christian Standard Bible
although I have reasons for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
although I once also had confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

American Standard Version
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As I did have trust in the flesh, for if a man has hoped in his trust in the flesh, I have more than he:

Contemporary English Version
although I could. Others may brag about themselves, but I have more reason to brag than anyone else.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other thinketh he may have confidence in the flesh, I more,

English Revised Version
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh: if any other man thinketh to have confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Good News Translation
I could, of course, put my trust in such things. If any of you think you can trust in external ceremonies, I have even more reason to feel that way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
although I could have confidence in my physical qualifications. If anyone else thinks that he can trust in something physical, I can claim even more.

International Standard Version
although I could have confidence in the flesh. If anyone thinks he can place confidence in the flesh, I have more reason to think so.

Literal Standard Version
though I also have [cause of] trust in flesh. If any other one thinks to have trust in flesh, I more:

NET Bible
--though mine too are significant. If someone thinks he has good reasons to put confidence in human credentials, I have more:

New Heart English Bible
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Weymouth New Testament
although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I:

World English Bible
though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more:

Young's Literal Translation
though I also have cause of trust in flesh. If any other one doth think to have trust in flesh, I more;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Righteousness through Faith
3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;…

Cross References
Luke 8:18
Pay attention, therefore, to how you listen. Whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him."

2 Corinthians 5:16
So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

2 Corinthians 11:18
Since many are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast.

Galatians 2:15
We who are Jews by birth and not Gentile "sinners"


Treasury of Scripture

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

2 Corinthians 11:18-22
Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also…









Verse 4. - Though I might also have confidence in the flesh; literally, though having myself confidence in the flesh also; that is, as well as in Christ. The apostle had both grounds of confidence: the one he renounces for the other; but no man could accuse him of despising that which he did not himself possess. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more. He claims the privileges of the Jew; they are his by right, but he counts them loss for Christ.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
though
καίπερ (kaiper)
Conjunction
Strong's 2539: Although, though. From kai and per; and indeed, i.e. Nevertheless or notwithstanding.

I myself
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

could have
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

such confidence.
πεποίθησιν (pepoithēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4006: Confidence, trust, reliance. From the perfect of the alternate of pascho; reliance.

If
Εἴ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

else
ἄλλος (allos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

thinks
δοκεῖ (dokei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

he has grounds for confidence
πεποιθέναι (pepoithenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] flesh,
σαρκί (sarki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[have] more:
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.


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