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Pressing toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal,[a] but I press on to lay hold of that for which Christ[b] has laid hold of me.(A) 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have laid hold[c] of it, but one thing I have laid hold of: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,(B) 14 I press on toward the goal, toward the prize of the heavenly[d] call of God in Christ Jesus.(C)

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  1. 3.12 Or have already been made perfect
  2. 3.12 Other ancient authorities read Christ Jesus
  3. 3.13 Other ancient authorities read yet laid hold
  4. 3.14 Gk upward