Not that I did already obtain, or have been already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by the Christ Jesus;
brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing — the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth —
to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As many, therefore, as [are] perfect — let us think this, and if [in] anything ye think otherwise, this also shall God reveal to you,
but to what we have come — by the same rule walk, the same thing think;
become followers together of me, brethren, and observe those thus walking, according as ye have us — a pattern;
for many walk of whom many times I told you — and now also weeping tell — the enemies of the cross of the Christ!
whose end [is] destruction, whose god [is] the belly, and whose glory [is] in their shame, who the things on earth are minding.
For our citizenship is in the heavens, whence also a Saviour we await — the Lord Jesus Christ —
who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.