Knijga O Kristu

Filipljanima 3:1-21

Dragocjena spoznaja Krista

1I na koncu, draga braćo, radujte se u Gospodinu. Meni ne dodija pisati vam stalno isto, a za vas je sigurnije.

2Čuvajte se pasa—zlih ljudi koji kažu da se morate osakatiti radi spasenja, i njihovih zlih djela. 3Jer mi koji se Bogu klanjamo u Duhu jedini smo zaista obrezani. Mi se ne pouzdajemo u ljudske napore. Umjesto toga, hvalimo se onime što je za nas učinio Isus Krist.

4A ako bi se itko mogao pouzdati u vlastito tijelo, mogao bih ja. Imaju li drugi razloga da se pouzdaju u vlastite napore, ja ih imam još više! 5Obrezan sam kao dijete od osam dana, rođen u židovskoj obitelji čiste krvi iz Benjaminova plemena. Pravi pravcati Židov. Pripadnik farizeja. 6Glede revnosti: progonio sam Crkvu. Glede pravednosti u ispunjavanju Zakona: bio sam besprijekoran.

7Sve što sam nekoć smatrao vrijednim, sada smatram bezvrijednim zaradi Krista. 8Štoviše, sve je bezvrijedno u usporedbi s onim najdragocjenijim: spoznajom Isusa Krista, mojega Gospodina. Sve sam drugo odbacio i sve smatram smećem da bih zadobio Krista 9i postao jedno s njime. Ne pouzdajem se više u vlastitu pravednost ni u ispunjavanje Zakona, već se pouzdajem u Krista da me spasi. Jer Bog nas pred sobom opravdava našom vjerom u Krista. 10Svega sam se odrekao—da zaista mogu spoznati Krista i iskusiti moćnu silu koja ga je uskrsnula, naučiti što znači trpjeti s njim i dijeliti njegovu smrt 11ne bih li doživio uskrsnuće od mrtvih!

Prezati za ciljem

12Ne kažem da sam već sve to postignuo ili da sam već postao savršenim, nego prežem da to dosegnem jer je Krist dosegnuo mene. 13Ne smatram, braćo, da sam već postao kakvim trebam biti, nego da sam se sav dao na to da zaboravim ono što je iza mene i da hitim prema onomu što me čeka. 14Trudim se istrčati utrku do cilja i primiti nagradu kojoj nas je Bog, kroz Krista Isusa, pozvao u nebo.

15Tako mislimo svi koji smo zreli u vjeri. Ako vi drukčije mislite, Bog će to i vama objaviti. 16Ali moramo biti poslušni istini koju smo spoznali.

17Draga braćo, živite poput mene i učite od onih koji slijede moj uzor. 18Jer sam vam prije o tomu često govorio, a i sada velim sa suzama u očima: mnogi svojim životom pokazuju da su zapravo neprijatelji Kristova križa. 19Njih čeka vječna propast. Njihov je bog njihov trbuh. Ponose se sramotnim stvarima. Misle samo na ovaj zemaljski život. 20Ali naša je domovina na nebesima, odakle iščekujemo da će nam doći Spasitelj, naš Gospodin Isus Krist. 21On će ova naša smrtna tijela preobraziti i suobličiti ih svojemu slavnome tijelu moćnom silom kojom će sve podložiti sebi.

King James Version

Philippians 3:1-21

1Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4Though 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: 5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9And 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: 10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.