7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard
as loss because of Christ.
8 More than that,
I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all
things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
9 and be found
in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the
law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness
from God based on faith.
10 I want to know
Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his
sufferings by becoming like him in his death,
11 if somehow
I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I
have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but
I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his
13 Beloved, I
do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I
do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies
14 I press on
towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ