What Does the Bible Say About Leaving the Past Behind? 11 Powerful Verses


Philippians 3:13-14

ESVBrothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
KJVBrethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
NASBBrothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
NIVBrothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
NLTNo, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,d but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

2 Corinthians 5:17

ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
KJVTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
NASBTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
NIVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
NLTThis means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

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Luke 9:62

ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
KJVAnd Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
NASBBut Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
NIVJesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
NLTBut Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

ESV“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
KJVRemember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
NASB“Do not call to mind the former things, Or consider things of the past. 19 “Behold, I am going to do something new, Now it will spring up; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.
NIV“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
NLT“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

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1 John 1:9

ESVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
KJVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NASBIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NIVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
NLTBut if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Galatians 2:20

ESVI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
KJVI am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
NASB“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
NIVI have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
NLTMy old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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1 John 2:15

ESVDo not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
KJVLove not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
NASBDo not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
NIVDo not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
NLTDo not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.

Colossians 3:2

ESVSet your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
KJVSet your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
NASBSet your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
NIVSet your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
NLTThink about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

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Philippians 3:14

ESVI press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
KJVI press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
NASBI press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
NIVI press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
NLTI press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Hebrews 13:8

ESVJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
KJVJesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
NASBJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
NIVJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
NLTJesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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Romans 8:1

ESVThere is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
KJVThere is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
NASBTherefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
NIVTherefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
NLTSo now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

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