New International Version
Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
King James Bible
Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Darby Bible Translation
But whereto we have attained, [let us] walk in the same steps.
World English Bible
Nevertheless, to the extent that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule. Let us be of the same mind.
Young's Literal Translation
but to what we have come -- by the same rule walk, the same thing think;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whereto we have already attained - Let us not lose that part of the race which we have already run, let us walk by the same rule - let us keep the white line continually in view, let us mind the same thing, always considering the glorious prize which is held out by God through Christ Jesus to animate and encourage us.
The MSS., versions and fathers of the Alexandrian recension or edition, and which are supposed by Griesbach and others to contain the purest text, omit the words κανονι, το αυτο φρονειν, and read the verse thus: Whereunto we have already attained let us walk; or, according to what we have already attained, let us regulate our life, There is so much disagreement about the above words in the MSS., etc., that most critics consider them as a sort of gloss, which never made an original part of the text. Dr. White says, Certissime delenda; "Most certainly they should be obliterated."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
let us walk.
let us mind. See on ch.
LibrarySeptember 6. "Finally, My Brethren, Rejoice in the Lord" (Phil. Iii. 1).
"Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord" (Phil. iii. 1). There is no spiritual value in depression. One bright and thankful look at the cross is worth a thousand morbid, self-condemning reflections. The longer you look at evil the more it mesmerizes and defiles you into its own likeness. Lay it down at the cross, accept the cleansing blood, reckon yourself dead to the thing that was wrong, and then rise up and count yourself as if you were another man and no longer the same person; and then, identifying …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
May 15. "I Press Toward the Mark" (Phil. Iii. 14).
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The Loss of All
Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule--to the Israel of God.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
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