Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating 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:

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;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I therefore so run not as uncertainly; so do I exercise with my fists, not as striking the 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 Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away. 26 Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. 27 Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.



Cross References

Matthew 11:12

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force.

Luke 13:24

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able

1 Corinthians 14:9

In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands.

2 Corinthians 5:8

and we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.

Ephesians 6:12

For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

Philippians 1:21

For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.

Colossians 1:29

I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.

2 Timothy 1:12

and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.

2 Timothy 2:5

Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it.

1 Peter 5:1

Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you:

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

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