Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But I work out and get my body in shape [i.e., spiritually], so that after preaching to other people, I myself do not become disqualified [i.e., for winning the prize from God. See verse 24].

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

But I give my body a black eye and subdue it, lest somehow having preached to others, I myself might become disqualified.

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.

Amplified

But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].

Anderson New Testament

but I put my body under severe discipline, and bring it into subjection, lest, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Bible in Basic English

But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.

Common New Testament

But I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but I mortify my body, and bring it into subjection: lest after having been a herald to others, I my self should be thrown out.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

but I keep my body under, and enslave it, lest having preached the gospel to others, I myself may become disapproved.

Goodspeed New Testament

But I beat and bruise my body and make it my slave, so that after I have called others to the contest I may not be disqualified myself.

John Wesley New Testament

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.

Julia Smith Translation

But I give my body a blow under the eyes, and reduce to bondage: lest having proclaimed to others, I myself be rejected.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I discipline my body and subjugate [it], lest somehow [after] preaching to others, myself should become disqualified.

Modern King James verseion

But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest proclaiming to others I myself might be rejected.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but I tame my body and bring it into subjection, lest after that I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Montgomery New Testament

but I bruise my body and keep it in subjection, lest having called others to the contest, I should myself 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.

Noyes New Testament

but I beat down my body, and bring it into subjection, lest perhaps, when I have been a herald to others, I should myself be rejected as unworthy.

Sawyer New Testament

but I brow-beat my body, and bring it into subjection, lest having preached to others I should myself be a reprobate.

The Emphasized Bible

But am beating my body under, and leading it captive, lest, by any means, - unto others, having proclaimed, the contest , I myself, should be rejected.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No, I bruise my body and make it my slave, lest I, who have called others to the contest, should myself be rejected.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

But I keep on beating and bruising my body and making it my slave, so that I, after I have summoned others to the race, may not myself become unfit to run.

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.

Worrell New Testament

But I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage; lest, by any means, after having preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Worsley New Testament

but I mortify my body and bring it into subjection, least after having preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ὑπωπιάζω 
Hupopiazo 
Usage: 1

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δουλαγωγέω 
Doulagogeo 
Usage: 1

δουλαγωγέω 
Doulagogeo 
Usage: 1

μήπως μήπως 
mepos 
Usage: 12

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

to others
ἄλλος 
Allos 
Usage: 119

I myself

Usage: 0

should be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

References

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Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

26 So, I run with a purpose and I fight that way [too]; I do not just shadow box. 27 But I work out and get my body in shape [i.e., spiritually], so that after preaching to other people, I myself do not become disqualified [i.e., for winning the prize from God. See verse 24].



Cross References

Romans 8:13

for if you people live under [the control of] the flesh, you must die [spiritually]; but if you put to death [i.e., stop practicing] the [sinful] habits of the body by [the power of] the Holy Spirit, you will live [spiritually].

Romans 8:13

for if you people live under [the control of] the flesh, you must die [spiritually]; but if you put to death [i.e., stop practicing] the [sinful] habits of the body by [the power of] the Holy Spirit, you will live [spiritually].

Romans 8:13

for if you people live under [the control of] the flesh, you must die [spiritually]; but if you put to death [i.e., stop practicing] the [sinful] habits of the body by [the power of] the Holy Spirit, you will live [spiritually].

Matthew 7:21-23

"Not every person who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but [only] that person who does what my Father in heaven requires.

Luke 9:25

For what is a person benefited if he gains the whole world [i.e., of material things] and [yet] loses [his spiritual life] or gives himself up [to spiritual ruin]?

Luke 12:45-47

But if that slave should think to himself, 'My master will not be back soon,' and then becomes physically abusive to his men and women servants, and eats and drinks and gets drunk,

Luke 13:26-27

then you will begin to say, 'We used to eat and drink with you, and you taught in our streets.'

Acts 1:25

to replace Judas in this ministry and this group of apostles, from which he fell away to go to where he belonged" [i.e., to the place of punishment for unrepentant sinners].

Romans 6:18-19

And when you were freed from [the practice of] sin, you became slaves to doing what is right.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Even to this moment, we [apostles] are hungry and thirsty; we have inadequate clothing; we have been beaten; we do not have a permanent place to live;

1 Corinthians 6:12-13

"Everything is permissible for me [to do];" but not everything is profitable. [Note: The words in quote marks in this and the following verse are thought to have been commonly held views of that day, to which Paul gives an inspired reply]. "Everything is permissible for me [to do];" but I will not be ruled by anything.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if [eating certain] foods causes my brother to fall away [from God], I will never eat meat again, so I do not cause my brother to fall away.

1 Corinthians 9:25

And everyone who [strenuously] competes in athletic events exercises self-control during training. Now they do this to receive a laurel wreath that withers, but we [do it to receive] a lasting crown.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

If I have the ability to speak in the languages of human beings and angels [Note: Perhaps the idea is supernaturally and eloquently], but do not have love [for people], I have become [no more than] a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 Corinthians 6:4-5

But, as ministers of God, we [try to] commend ourselves [to others] in every way. [We do this] by [our] great steadfastness in troubles, hardships and difficulties.

2 Corinthians 11:27

I have worked and suffered. I have often gone without sleep, been hungry and thirsty, often gone without food [i.e., for spiritual reasons], been cold and had inadequate clothing.

2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Put yourselves to a test; see if you are [really] in the faith [i.e., see if you are genuine Christians]; examine yourselves! Or, do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in your hearts, unless [of course] you fail the test [i.e., unless you are counterfeit Christians].

Colossians 3:5

So, put to death [i.e., stop practicing the desires of] your physical bodies [such as] sexual immorality, [moral] impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is [in reality] idolatry.

2 Timothy 2:22

But run from the evil desires of youth and pursue [the practice of] right living, faith, love and peace, along with those people who call on the Lord [i.e., in prayer] from a pure heart.

1 Peter 2:11

My dearly loved ones, I urge you, as a people who are foreigners and strangers [in this world], do not give in to sinful desires, which wage war against the soul.

2 Peter 2:15

They strayed away [from God] by taking the wrong road like Balaam, the son of Bosor did, who loved the reward for doing wrong.

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