Striving for a Crown

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? (A)Run in such a way that you may [a]obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize [b]is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for (B)an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: (C)not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 (D)But I discipline my body and (E)bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become (F)disqualified.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:24 win
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:25 exercises self-control