Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

Bible References

I had

Philippians 3:13
I don't imagine, my brethren, that I am arriv'd at the goal; but this I do, unmindful of what is pass'd, I stretch towards that which is in view,
Romans 7:19
for the good that I purpose to do, I do not: but the evil which I resolve against, that I do.
Galatians 5:17
for the vicious desires are contrary to those of the spirit, and the inclinations of the spirit are contrary to those of the animal part; these are opposite to each other, so that you do not the things that you would.
1 Timothy 6:12
exert yourself in the glorious cause of faith, and secure the prize of eternal life, to which you were called, when you made that excellent profession of faith before so many witnesses.
James 3:2
for we are all liable to frequent mistakes. he that does not give too great a loose to his tongue, is an accomplish'd person and fit to moderate the whole church.

Already perfect

1 Corinthians 13:10
but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is defective shall be laid aside.
2 Corinthians 7:1
since then, we have these promises, my dear brethren, let us cleanse our selves from all impurity, whether of body or mind, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 13:9
I am therefore glad when I am disarm'd by the strength of your integrity: and this is what I pray for, even your perfection.
Ephesians 4:12
thus fitly qualifying his servants for their respective offices, in order to build up the body of Christ:
Hebrews 12:23
the church of the first-born who are enroll'd in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Hebrews 13:21
the sheep) make you perfect in every virtue, to the accomplishment of his will: effecting that in you by Jesus Christ, which is agreeable to him: to whom be glory thro' all ages.
1 Peter 5:10
but may the all-gracious God, who has called us to eternal glory, perfect, confirm, fortify, and settle you, during the short interval of your sufferings.
2 Peter 1:5
Do you on your part employ all your care in adding to your faith, fortitude: to fortitude, knowledge:
2 Peter 3:18
on the contrary, may you increase in the favour, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! to him be glory both now and for ever. AMEN.

I follow

Philippians 3:14
I press towards the mark for the prize to which God has called me from above by Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
Don't allow any one to return evil for evil, but strive to do all the good you can to one another, and to all the world.
1 Timothy 5:10
such as have been recommended by their good actions, by the education of their children, by their hospitality, by their officiousness to the faithful, by relieving the afflicted, and by the practice of every virtue.
1 Timothy 6:11
As for you the minister of God, avoid those things: adhere to justice, piety, faith, charity, patience, and benignity of temper.
Hebrews 12:14
seek peace with all men, and sanctity of life, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 3:11
he must avoid vice, practise virtue, seek peace, and persevere in the enquiry.

That i

Philippians 3:14
I press towards the mark for the prize to which God has called me from above by Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 6:12
exert yourself in the glorious cause of faith, and secure the prize of eternal life, to which you were called, when you made that excellent profession of faith before so many witnesses.

Apprehended

Acts 9:3
As he was on his journey, and near Damascus, on a sudden, a light from heaven surrounded him,
Ephesians 1:4
according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.