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Philippians 3:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; with respect to the righteousness which is by the law, blameless.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which [is] in [the] law, found blameless;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Regarding zeal, persecuting the assembly, regarding the righteousness that is in law, having become blameless.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— according to zeal persecuting the assembly! according to righteousness that is in law becoming blameless!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— According to zeal, persecuting the church of God: According to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Concerning zeale, persecuting the Church: touching the righteousnesse which is in the Law, blamelesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— in zeal, a persecutor of the church; and in the righteousness of the law, without fault have I been.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; and as to the righteousness of the law, I was without fault.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Concerning 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
zeal, 2205
{2205} Prime
ζῆλος
zelos
{dzay'-los}
From G2204; properly heat, that is, (figuratively) 'zeal' (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband [figuratively of God], or an enemy, malice).
persecuting 1377
{1377} Prime
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
church; 1577
{1577} Prime
ἐκκλησία
ekklesia
{ek-klay-see'-ah}
From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).
touching 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
the righteousness 1343
{1343} Prime
δικαιοσύνη
dikaiosune
{dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay}
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.
which 3588
{3588} Prime

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
is in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the law, 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5637
<5637> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 137
blameless. 273
{0273} Prime
ἄμεμπτος
amemptos
{am'-emp-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G3201; irreproachable.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Philippians 3:6

_ _ Concerning — Translate as before and after, “As touching Zeal” (compare Acts 22:3; Acts 26:9).

_ _ blamelessGreek,having become blameless” as to ceremonial righteousness: having attained in the eyes of man blameless legal perfection. As to the holiness before God, which is the inner and truest spirit of the law, and which flows from “the righteousness of God by faith,” he on the contrary declares (Philippians 3:12-14) that he has not attained perfection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Philippians 3:4-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Philippians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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zeal:

2 Samuel 21:2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites [were] not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
2 Kings 10:16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.
Acts 21:20 And when they heard [it], they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Galatians 1:13-14 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: ... And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

persecuting:

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.
Acts 9:1-19 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, ... And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
Acts 22:3-4 I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. ... And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
Acts 26:9-10 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. ... Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against [them].
1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.

touching:

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Mark 10:20-21 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. ... Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
Acts 26:5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
Romans 9:31-32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. ... Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans 10:2-5 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. ... For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
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2S 21:2. 2K 10:16. Mt 5:20; 23:25. Mk 10:20. Lk 1:6. Ac 8:3; 9:1; 21:20; 22:3; 26:5, 9. Ro 7:9; 9:31; 10:2. 1Co 15:9. Ga 1:13. 1Ti 1:13.

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