I want to know1 Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,2 becoming like him in his death,311
and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection4 from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect,5 but I press on to take hold6 of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.713
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind8 and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on9 toward the goal to win the prize10 for which God has called11 me heavenward in Christ Jesus.