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

  • BSP
    Verse 14: Paul was putting forth earnest effort to attain the prize of the heavenly reward.
  • 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.