But 1whateverthings were gain to me, thosethings I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
8Morethan that, I countallthings to be lossain view of the surpassingvalue of b2knowing3ChristJesus my Lord, cfor whom I have suffered the loss of allthings, and count them but rubbishso that I may gainChrist,
and may be found in Him, not having4a righteousness of my ownderived from the Law, but that which is throughfaith in Christ, 5the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
that I may 6know Him and 7the power of His resurrection and d8the fellowship of His sufferings, being 9conformed to His death;
11ein order that I may 10attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already11obtained it or have already12become perfect, but I press on fso that I may 13layhold of that gfor which also I 14was laidhold of by 15ChristJesus.
13Brethren, I do not regardmyself as having laidhold of it yet; but onething I do: 16forgetting what lies behind and reachingforward to what lies ahead,
I 17press on toward the goal for the prize of the 18upwardcall of God in 19ChristJesus.