NKJVNew King James Version
12Not that I have already #1 Cor. 9:24; (1 Tim. 6:12, 19)attained, or am already #Heb. 12:23perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, #Luke 9:62forgetting those things which are behind and #Heb. 6:1reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14#2 Tim. 4:7I press toward the goal for the prize of #Heb. 3:1the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15Therefore let us, as many as are #Matt. 5:48; 1 Cor. 2:6mature, #Gal. 5:10have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, #Hos. 6:3; James 1:5God will reveal even this to you. 16Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, #Gal. 6:16let us walk #Rom. 12:16; 15:5by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
Our Citizenship in Heaven
17Brethren, #(1 Cor. 4:16; 11:1); Phil. 4:9join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as #Titus 2:7, 8; 1 Pet. 5:3you have us for a pattern. 18For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are #Gal. 1:7the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19#2 Cor. 11:15whose end is destruction, #1 Tim. 6:5whose god is their belly, and #Hos. 4:7whose glory is in their shame—#Rom. 8:5; Col. 3:2who set their mind on earthly things. 20For #Eph. 2:6, 19; Phil. 1:27; (Col. 3:1; Heb. 12:22)our citizenship is in heaven, #Acts 1:11from which we also #1 Cor. 1:7eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21#(1 Cor. 15:43–53)who will transform our lowly body that it may be #1 John 3:2conformed to His glorious body, #Eph. 1:19according to the working by which He is able even to #(1 Cor. 15:28)subdue all things to Himself.
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