Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I presse toward the marke, for the price of the high calling of God in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I go forward to the mark, even the reward of the high purpose of God in Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

I pursue, [looking] towards [the] goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.
- Darby Bible

I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

and pursue to the ordeyned mede of the hiy clepyng of God in Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:14


3:14 Forgetting the things that are behind - Even that part of the race which is already run. And reaching forth unto - Literally, stretched out over the things that are before - Pursuing with the whole bent and vigour of my soul, perfect holiness and eternal glory. In Christ Jesus - The author and finisher of every good thing.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:14


Php 3:14 I press on toward the mark. His eye is upon the goal and he presses through every difficulty to reach it. For the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. This is the prize offered to those in the high calling of the saints in Christ. A crown was bestowed in an earthly race when the goal was reached. This prize is "the resurrection from the dead" (Php 3:11) and an eternal crown.

Discussion for Philippians 3

  • Crystal l spencer
    Phillipian Chapter 3 is a great chapter because i am pressing forth to forget past distasteful accomplishments, which is for my own glory, and i am learning to lose my fleshly desirers for the will of Gods purpose in my life, that He may be glorified. Amen.
  • Jim
    It is funny sometimes how the Lord will teach you. I used to read straight through verse 1 and miss the deeper meaning. It means much more in this chapter than it does standing alone. Paul was emphasizing how it is so important to rejoice in Christ alone and not in our "achievements, accomplishments etc".
  • Juliette Rene
    I have the habit of reading my Bible on a daily basis. last week after coming from overnight shift around 7:30am. After reading the Bible, I lay down before going to my other job. I heard a voice within me that said go and read Philippians chapter 3. Read it because this is your prescription,this is your medications take it. Eventhough I was really tired,I opened the Bible to Philippians 3
  • BSP
    We must continue stretching forward to the things ahead in order to continue to make progress as verse 13 shows.
  • Patricia
    All my worldly achievements and praise I lay aside and count them as nothing (dung). I now press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus. This is often the trying of my faith because flesh feeds from such. Lord help me grasp knowledge of Christ that I may truly know Him in the power of his resurrection as I mature on this journey.
  • La inf
    To God I give all the honour and all the glory. The Lord is real and is alive!!! I Love the Lord. He lets me know that he reigns !