Parallel Verses

John Wesley New Testament

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; I so fight, not as one that beateth 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 without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].

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.

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 And every one that contendeth, is temperate in all things: and they indeed, to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; I so fight, not as one that beateth the air. 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest by any means, after having preached to others, I myself should become a reprobate.



Cross References

Matthew 11:12

And from the days of John the Baptist till now, the kingdom of heaven is entered by force, and they which strive with all their might take it by violence.

Luke 13:24

And he said to him, Strive to enter in thro' the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So likewise unless ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, 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 be dissolved, we have a building from God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We behave undauntedly, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and present with the Lord.

Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the world, of the darkness of this age, against wicked spirits in heavenly places.

Philippians 1:21

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

Colossians 1:29

For which also I labour, striving according to his mighty working, who worketh in me mightily.

2 Timothy 1:12

For which cause also I suffer these things: yet I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have trusted, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him, until that day.

2 Timothy 2:5

And if a man strive, he is not crowned, unless he strive lawfully.

Hebrews 4:1

Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entring into his rest, any of us should altogether come short of it.

1 Peter 5:1

The elders that are among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and likewise a partaker of the glory which shall be revealed,

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore the rather, brethren, be diligent to make your calling and election firm; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

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