Philippians 3:13

“Brethren, 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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Brethren, I count not my selfe to haue apprehended: but this one thing I doe, forgetting those things which are behinde, and reaching forth vnto those things which are before,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of {it} yet; but one thing {I do:} forgetting what {lies} behind and reaching forward to what {lies} ahead,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Brethren, I could not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing `I do', forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Brothers, it is clear to me that I have not come to that knowledge; but one thing I do, letting go those things which are past, and stretching out to the things which are before,
- Basic English Bible

Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing -- forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,
- Darby Bible

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are before,
- Webster's Bible

Brethren, I do not imagine that I have yet laid hold of it. But this one thing I do--forgetting everything which is past and stretching forward to what lies in front of me,
- Weymouth Bible

Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,
- World English Bible

Bretheren, Y deme me not that Y haue comprehendid; but o thing, Y foryete tho thingis that ben bihyndis, and stretche forth my silf to tho thingis that ben bifore,
- Wycliffe Bible

brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing -- the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:13


3:13 I do not account myself to have apprehended this already; to be already possessed of perfect holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:13


Php 3:13 I count not myself to have apprehended. The prize is yet before. Constant effort is still required. This one thing [I do]. His whole life is given to one purpose. Forgetting those things which are behind. Especially the things which he once counted gain (Php 3:7), and even all the hardships and sufferings of the apostolic lot. And reaching forth unto those things which are before. The image is of one so eager for what is before him that hands and body are stretched to lay hold of it.

Discussion for Philippians 3

  • Uduak Udofia
    That I may know him connotes the experience you have had with Him.Not the head knowledge, nor the read knowledge, but the synthesis and revelation you have had of Him.This synthesis enables you to live above sin, above the distractions prevalent in our days, which devil brings in order that we lose focus in our resolve to make heaven.This synthesis gives us a lift above this plane, like Apostle Paul exhorts ''be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by renewal of your Mind''. This is what the experiential knowledge of God does.
  • I have not yet been able to forget my past mistake, it not only effective me greatly but also my husband, but when I read scriptures like this, it builds my strength to continue
  • John doe
    Im here for confirmation of my summery. God is Light, matter is slowed down light, Lucifer is the fallen light, everything physical is of the fallen light matter. your spirit animates Lucifer body matter. that is the war within, the clues are everywhere. the spirit vs. the body mind ego.
  • Much work is yet to be done in order to help those who do not yet know Christ and HIS love. We must 1st let go of our past hurts, disappointments, and strife to help someone else who maybe going through similar situations.
  • Bill May
    We will have bodies like Jesus, not Angels.
  • Nuhu Zakka Abamu for verse 10
    My prayer every day is,may the whole nation be save through the power of his resurrection amen

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