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

  • A disciple
    Lilian; The LORD sees your love and longing for Him! Grace and Peace to you, Sister! "In quietness and in confidence I will reveal Myself... Ask and you SHALL receive: I give understanding to the simple, and am closer than your hands and feet!" The blood of Christ has been once and for all shed for our reconciliation and we are clean and accepted in Him. Fear not, Beloved; Be still before Him!
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the only way to heaven I thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us renew my spirit my heart and my soul Jehova Rapha Jehova Jireh the Lord my provider Shalom
  • Dossie Dednam
    Forgetting, is as in the basic English version loosening from the past, is a process. You have to give your Past actively to Father God that the Holy Spirit can heal, teach and comfort you. Sometimes a counselor is needed to face, handle the past.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING --- ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US --5:15-- AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEAR US WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM MATTHEW 12:50 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN THE SAME IS MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND MOTHER MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERYONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN JOHN 4:34 JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK JOHN 5:30 I CAN OF MINE OWN SELF DO NOTHING AS I HEAR I JUDGE AND MY JUDGEMENT IS JUST BECAUSE I SEEK NOT MINE OWN WILL BUT THE WILL OF THE FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME 1 JOHN 2:6 HE THAT SAITH HE ABIDETH IN HIM OUGHT HIMSELF ALSO SO TO WALK EVEN AS HE WALKED 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • Mark Rasbury
    As we live our lives in this foreign world, the Apostle Paul guides us thru the challenges we face on daily basis. We face hatred, our fallen past, the temptation of compromise, and other obstacles that may hender us to pursue perfection in Christ Jesus. This chapter is very valuable for the true Christian believer. I could write alot more, but this is just the beginning of real life.
  • William Wynn
    If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

    Paul knew that his temporal life in Adam was to be dealt with through the Holy Spirit and that he would all of his earthlyAdamic life be subject to the weakness of the mind and the flesh. In this, he pressed toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.That I may know him, and the power of His return

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