1 Corinthians 9:26-27 NIV

26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly;1 I do not fight like a man beating the air.2

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      27 No, I beat my body3 and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.4

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