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

  • Irene123
    Felicia, I loved what you said; God bless you.
  • Felicia
    Verse 8
    Apostle Paul had it all great achievements great doctrine great pedigree a rising pharisaic Judaiser none of these could be compared to his knowledge of the Son of God. Paul regretted nothing. I'm not like Paul I was found empty handed no achievements no Christian parents all I can boast of is Christ's goodness to me deliverances protection love great grace Thank you Lord for who you are.
  • BK
    As a believer in Christ we are to set all the things we do on Christ and Heaven and leave alone the petty stuff of what we call daily living
  • Olajide
    Phillipians 3 clearly explained how to forgo those things that dear to us for the Excellency of Christ.
  • Olajide
    Phillipians 3 is one of the most important chapter that explained the issue of denying yourself daily and take up the cross to follow Christ.
  • Olajide
    Phillippians 3:8 teaches about sacrificing those things that are precious to us for the attainment of the Excellency of Christ Jesus.

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