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24 Know ye not that they that run in a [a]race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so [b]fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I [c]buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I [d]have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 9:24 Greek race-course.
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:26 Greek box.
  3. 1 Corinthians 9:27 Greek bruise. Lk. 18:5.
  4. 1 Corinthians 9:27 Or, have been a herald