Parallel Verses

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I therefore so run not as uncertainly; so do I exercise with my fists, not as striking the air:

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;

King James Version

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Holman Bible

Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.

International Standard Version

That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.

A Conservative Version

I therefore run this way, not as aimlessly. I fight this way, not as flaying air.

American Standard Version

I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

Amplified

Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

An Understandable Version

So, I run with a purpose and I fight that way [too]; I do not just shadow box.

Anderson New Testament

I, therefore, so run, not as with uncertainty; I so aim my blows, not as one that beats the air;

Bible in Basic English

So then I am running, not uncertainly; so I am fighting, not as one who gives blows in the air:

Common New Testament

Therefore I do not run aimlessly. I do not box as a man beating the air.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I therefore so run, not as one that is distanc'd: I fight, but not with the air.

Darby Translation

I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.

Godbey New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, do I thus fight not as beating the air:

Goodspeed New Testament

So that is the way I run, unswervingly. That is the way I fight, not punching the air.

John Wesley New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; I so fight, not as one that beateth the air.

Julia Smith Translation

I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so practise I pugilism, as not laying stripes upon air:

King James 2000

I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I run in this way, not as [running] aimlessly; I box in this way, not as beating the air.

Modern King James verseion

So then I run, not as if I were uncertain. And so I fight, not as one who beats the air.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I therefore so run, not as at an uncertain thing. So fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Moffatt New Testament

Well, I run without swerving; I do not plant my blows upon the empty air ??27 no, I maul and master my body, in case, after preaching to other people, I am disqualified myself.

Montgomery New Testament

For my part, then, I run with no wavering to the goal. I box not as one beating the air,

NET Bible

So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air.

New Heart English Bible

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

Noyes New Testament

I therefore so run, not as one uncertain; I so fight, not as one striking the air;

Sawyer New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, and so strike, not as one who beats the air;

The Emphasized Bible

I, therefore, so, am running, as, not uncertainly, so, am boxing, as not thrashing air;

Twentieth Century New Testament

I, therefore, run with no uncertain aim. I box-not like a man hitting the air.

Webster

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so I fight, not as one that beateth the air:

Weymouth New Testament

That is how I run, not being in any doubt as to my goal. I am a boxer who does not inflict blows on the air,

Williams New Testament

So that is the way I run, with no uncertainty as to winning. That is the way I box, not like one that punches the air.

World English Bible

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

Worrell New Testament

I, therefore, so run, as not uncertainly I so fight, as not beating the air.

Worsley New Testament

I therefore so run, not as unobserved: I so fight, not as one that beateth the air:

Youngs Literal Translation

I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

τοίνυν 
Toinun 
Usage: 3

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146
Usage: 146

run
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

G84
ἀδήλως 
Adelos 
Usage: 1

fight I
πυκτέω 
Pukteuo 
Usage: 1

δέρω 
Dero 
Usage: 6

References

American

Easton

Air

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Air

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

25 And every one who contendeth [in the games] is temperate in all things: they indeed therefore do it that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run not as uncertainly; so do I exercise with my fists, not as striking the air: 27 but I beat down my body, and bring it into subjection, that I may not by any means, after having preached to others, myself become reprobate.



Cross References

Matthew 11:12

But from the days of John the Baptist unto the present, the kingdom of heaven is assaulted by violence, and the invaders forcibly seize upon it.

Luke 13:24

Exert all your powers to enter through the strait gate: for many, I tell you, will seek to enter, but will not be able.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also ye, unless with the tongue you speak an intelligible discourse, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will speak to the air.

2 Corinthians 5:1

FOR we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle should be taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident indeed, and with pleasure expect to go out from the body, and to dwell within with the Lord:

Ephesians 6:12

For our conflict is not merely against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and against powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against wicked spirits in the aerial regions.

Philippians 1:21

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Colossians 1:29

for which also I am labouring, conflicting in the energy of his might, which worketh in me powerfully.

2 Timothy 1:12

For which cause also I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed: for I know on whom I have placed my confidence, and am persuaded that he is mighty to guard my deposit unto the great day.

2 Timothy 2:5

And if a man contend in the public games, he is not crowned victor, unless he contend according to the laws.

Hebrews 4:1

LET us fear then lest, though a promise be left of entering into his rest, any one of you should appear to fail of obtaining it.

1 Peter 5:1

THE presbyters among you I exhort, who am a co-presbyter and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker of the glory which shall be revealed:

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make sure your calling and election: for by doing these things, ye shall never at any time stumble:

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