1 Corinthians 9:24

In a race (en stadiwi). Old word from isthmi, to place. A stated or fixed distance, 606 3/4 feet, both masculine stadioi ( Matthew 14:24 ; Luke 24:13 ) and neuter as here. Most of the Greek cities had race-courses for runners like that at Olympia. The prize (to brabeion). Late word, in inscriptions and papyri. Latin brabeum. In N. T. only here and Philippians 3:14 . The victor's prize which only one could receive. That ye may attain (ina katalabhte). Final use of ina and perfective use of kata- with labhte (effective aorist active subjunctive, grasp and hold). Old verb katalambanw and used in Philippians 3:12 .