Philippians 3:14
New International Version
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

English Standard Version
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

New King James Version
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1995
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1977
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Amplified Bible
I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Christian Standard Bible
I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I run toward the goal to take the victory of the calling of God from on high in Yeshua The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
I run toward the goal, so I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Good News Translation
So I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God's call through Christ Jesus to the life above.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God's heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus.

International Standard Version
I keep pursuing the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly call in the Messiah Jesus.

Literal Standard Version
I pursue to the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

NET Bible
with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus.

World English Bible
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Pressing Toward the Goal
13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus. 15All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view. And if you think differently about some issue, God will reveal this to you as well.…

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 11:29
For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

Philippians 3:3
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--

Colossians 2:18
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind.

2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works, but by His own purpose and by the grace He granted us in Christ Jesus before time began.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.


Treasury of Scripture

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

press.

Luke 16:16
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; …

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

the high.

Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…

Romans 9:23,24
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, …

1 Thessalonians 2:12
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.









(14) The high calling of God.--Properly, the calling which is above--i.e. (much as in Colossians 3:12), "the heavenly calling,"--which is "of God," proceeding from His will, for "whom He predestinated, them He also called" (Romans 8:30); and is "in Christ Jesus" in virtue of the unity with Him, in which we are at once justified and sanctified.

Verse 14. - I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus; rather, with the best manuscripts, unto the prize. The first preposition, "towards," expresses the aim; the second, "unto," the end of the race. The high calling; the upward, heavenward calling. God is calling us all upward, heavenward, by the voice of the Lord Jesus, who is the Word of God. Comp. Hebrews 2:1, "Partakers of the heavenly calling." The words, "in Christ Jesus," are to be taken with "the high calling." It is God who calls: he calls us in the person of Christ, by the voice of Christ, "Come unto me." "It was his will that thou shouldst run the race below; he gives the crown above. Seest thou not that even here they crown the most honored of the athletes, not on the racecourse below, but the king calls them up, and crowns them there" (Chrysostom).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I press on
διώκω (diōkō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

toward
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[the] goal
σκοπὸν (skopon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4649: From skeptomai ('skeptic'); perhaps akin to skapto through the idea of concealment; compare skepasma); a watch, i.e. a goal.

to [win]
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prize
βραβεῖον (brabeion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1017: A prize. From brabeus; an award, i.e. a prize in the public games.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

heavenly
ἄνω (anō)
Adverb
Strong's 507: Up, above, up to the top, up to the brim, things above, heaven, the heavenly region. Adverb from anti; upward or on the top.

calling
κλήσεως (klēseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2821: A calling, invitation; in the NT, always of a divine call. From a shorter form of kaleo; an invitation.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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