1 Corinthians 9:27
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New International Version
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

New Living Translation
I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

English Standard Version
But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Berean Study Bible
No, I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Berean Literal Bible
But I batter my body and bring it into servitude, lest having preached to others, I myself might be disqualified.

New American Standard Bible
but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

King James Bible
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

International Standard Version
No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

NET Bible
Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.

New Heart English Bible
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I subdue my body and I enslave it, lest I who have preached to others would be disqualified myself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, I toughen my body with punches and make it my slave so that I will not be disqualified after I have spread the Good News to others.

New American Standard 1977
but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection, lest preaching to others, I myself should become reprobate.

King James 2000 Bible
But I roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

American King James Version
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

American Standard Version
but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

Darby Bible Translation
But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after] having preached to others I should be myself rejected.

English Revised Version
but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.

Weymouth New Testament
but I hit hard and straight at my own body and lead it off into slavery, lest possibly, after I have been a herald to others, I should myself be rejected.

World English Bible
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Young's Literal Translation
but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:24-27 The apostle compares himself to the racers and combatants in the Isthmian games, well known by the Corinthians. But in the Christian race all may run so as to obtain. There is the greatest encouragement, therefore, to persevere with all our strength, in this course. Those who ran in these games were kept to a spare diet. They used themselves to hardships. They practised the exercises. And those who pursue the interests of their souls, must combat hard with fleshly lusts. The body must not be suffered to rule. The apostle presses this advice on the Corinthians. He sets before himself and them the danger of yielding to fleshly desires, pampering the body, and its lusts and appetites. Holy fear of himself was needed to keep an apostle faithful: how much more is it needful for our preservation! Let us learn from hence humility and caution, and to watch against dangers which surround us while in the body.
Study Bible
Run Your Race to Win
26Therefore I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight like I am beating the air. 27No, I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Cross References
Luke 18:5
yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice. Then she will stop wearing me out with her perpetual requests.'"

Romans 8:13
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can't you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you--unless you actually fail the test?
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But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

I keep.

1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. …

1 Corinthians 4:11,12 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, …

1 Corinthians 6:12,13 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all …

1 Corinthians 8:13 Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while …

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through …

2 Corinthians 6:4,5 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in …

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

and.

Romans 6:18,19 Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness…

lest.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

Psalm 50:16 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Luke 12:45-47 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

Luke 13:26,27 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, …

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following …

a castaway.

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose …

Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which …

2 Corinthians 13:5,6 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

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