Dear Brothers & Sisters,
You are cruising - now through verse 18. As I post the different versions, it is interesting seeing the variations. I use a different one than any of these. Regardless of the version that you memorize from, it might be interesting for you to at least read the other translations. I find that a version close to the one I use can almost confuse me but it is nice to read the differences before I memorize it.
Thank you again for your heartening replies. Please keep in mind that Philippians 3 is nearing completion so be sure to throw out other options to memorize next if you’d like to keep going.
I also would like to ask if any of you that are familiar with video hangouts would mind organizing it? Could you tell us what we need to do and be the go-to person? We could all then figure out a time and a day to “meet.” It sounds like a great idea. It seems like the next best thing to meeting in person, as gathering together does not appear as if it will fly. If any were in a close proximity, we could see if a few could pull it off. David and Aradhana seem like a stretch unless either of you came to the States. Or we could all meet in Ireland or India!
Here we go:
Philippians 3:17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.
Philippians 3:18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.(NIV)
Philippians 3:17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.
Philippians 3:18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. (ESV)
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern
Philippians 3: 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: (NKJV)
It has been so wonderful to have chapters hidden in my heart. Please remember to keep reviewing to maintain them.