3:12 Not that I have already attained this – that is, I have not already been perfected – but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. 1 3:13 Brothers and sisters, 2 I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: 3 Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, 3:14 with this goal in mind, 4 I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God 5 in Christ Jesus.
1 tn Grk “that for which I also was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.” The passive has been translated as active in keeping with contemporary English style.
2 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:12.
3 tn Grk “But this one thing (I do).”
4 tn Grk “according to the goal.”
5 tn Grk “prize, namely, the heavenly calling of God.”