Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.
No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
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.
I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.
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.
but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
I keep under
bring [it] into subjection
lest that by any means
when I have preached
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