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10 I want to know Christ[a] and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.(A)

Pressing toward the Goal

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

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  1. 3.10 Gk him
  2. 3.12 Or have already been made perfect
  3. 3.12 Other ancient authorities read Christ Jesus
  4. 3.13 Other ancient authorities read yet laid hold
  5. 3.14 Gk upward