for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;
and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as under law, that those under law I might gain;
to those without law, as without law -- (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ) -- that I might gain those without law;
I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have become all things, that by all means I may save some.
And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
but I chastise my body, and bring [it] into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.