1Co 9:26. Ἐγὼ) I for my part.-οὕτως) so, as I said, 1Co 9:23 : comp. οὒτω, so, 1Co 9:24.-οὐκ ἀδήλως, not uncertainly, I know what I aim at, and how to aim at it. He who runs with a clear aim looks straight forward to the goal, and makes it his only object, he casts away every encumbrance, and is indifferent to what the standers bye say, and sometimes even a fall serves only to rouse him the more.-πυκτεύω, I fight) Paul adds the pugilistic contest to the race, in preference to the other kinds of contest.-ὡς οὐκ αἔρα δέρων, not as one beating the air) In the Sciamachia [sparring in the school for mere practice] which preceded the serious contest, they were accustomed to beat the air; comp. [ye shall speak to] the air, 1Co 14:9.