1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize ? Run in such a way that you may win. 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim ; I box in such a way, as not beating the air ; 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.