17 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe
those who live according to the example you have in us.
18 For many live
as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them,
and now I tell you even with tears.
19 Their end is
destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their
shame; their minds are set on earthly things.
20 But our citizenship
is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ.
He will transform the body of our humiliation so that it may be
conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables
him to make all things subject to himself.
1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long
for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.