If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
(ἐξανάστασις) of the saints: —
I. IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT OF THE WICKED — by its glory (ver. 21). Daniel 12:2 — By its precedence (1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:23). Revelation 20:5 — By its results (John 5:29).
II. Is an object of Christian ambition — requiring faith — consecration — effort.
III. WILL AMPLY REPAY EVERY SACRIFICE — of self-gratification — earthly advantage — life.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.