I was enjoying a few random thoughts when I came across this definition link within the King James Bible. I thought I should share it with you today.
[1 Corinthians 9:27] 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.
When you read this Scripture you come across this peculiar phrase “I keep under my body.” To me this seems a bit back to front. What do I keep under my body? Do I keep anything under my body? How should I understand this Scripture?
The answer, contained within the King James Bible, is easy to find. Just go to the first reference of this phrase within the King James Bible. You will be taken to this Scripture.
[2 Chronicles 28:10] And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?
You can plainly see that the purpose is to “keep under” FOR and the purpose of being Bond men and bondwomen – so plainly it is a question of subjection and this thought is echoed in our reference in first Corinthians.
KEEP UNDER equals keep in subjection or place in subjection or control or limit in some way my body. In other words I keep my body in subjection under me that is under my purpose and will.
How easy is that. I hope that you enjoyed this little excursion into the wonders of the King James Bible. None of them know he never answers them and