1 Corinthians 9:25-27 NIV

25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown1 that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.2

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26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly;3 I do not fight like a man beating the air.4

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      27 No, I beat my body5 and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.6

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