25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown(A) that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.(B)

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26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly;(A) I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.(B)

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I went in response to a revelation(A) and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.(B) I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race(C) in vain.

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You were running a good race.(A) Who cut in on you(B) to keep you from obeying the truth?

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16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ(A) that I did not run(B) or labor in vain.(C)

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I have fought the good fight,(A) I have finished the race,(B) I have kept the faith.

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12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run(A) with perseverance(B) the race marked out for us,

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