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Philippians 3:8

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More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things – indeed, I regard them as dung! 1  – that I may gain Christ,

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Nu 14:30; 1Ki 14:10; 2Ki 9:37; Job 20:7; Ps 126:6; Isa 53:11; Jer 9:23,24; Mal 2:3; Mt 11:25-27; Mt 13:44-46; Mt 16:16,17; Mt 19:27-29; Lu 1:43; Lu 10:21,22; Lu 11:20; Lu 20:42-44; Joh 14:7,20; Joh 16:3; Joh 17:3,8; Joh 20:13,28; Ac 20:24; Ro 8:18; 1Co 2:2; 1Co 4:9-13; 1Co 9:10; 2Co 4:4,6; 2Co 11:23-27; Ga 1:16; Eph 1:17,18; Eph 3:8,9,18,19; Php 3:7; Php 3:10; Col 2:2,3; 2Ti 4:6; Heb 3:14; 1Pe 2:7; 2Pe 1:3; 2Pe 3:18; 1Jo 1:3; 1Jo 2:19; 1Jo 5:20

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tn The word here translated “dung” was often used in Greek as a vulgar term for fecal matter. As such it would most likely have had a certain shock value for the readers. This may well be Paul’s meaning here, especially since the context is about what the flesh produces.



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