New Living Translation
But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.
King James Bible
Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Darby Bible Translation
But whereto we have attained, let us walk in the same steps.
World English Bible
Nevertheless, to the extent that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule. Let us be of the same mind.
Young's Literal Translation
but to what we have come -- by the same rule walk, the same thing think;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:16 But let us take care not to lose the ground we have already gained. Let us walk by the same rule we have done hitherto.
LibraryThe Rule of the Road
'Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule.'--PHIL. iii. 16. Paul has just been laying down a great principle--viz. that if the main direction of a life be right, God will reveal to a man the points in which he is wrong. But that principle is untrue and dangerous, unless carefully guarded. It may lead to a lazy tolerance of evil, and to drawing such inferences as, 'Well! it does not much matter about strenuous effort, if we are right at bottom it will all come …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Soul's Perfection
Warnings and Hopes
Preparing to End
May God's peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
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