But he endured the pain and ignored the use of force and endured to the end the torture. And just like an excellent athlete being beaten, the old man prevailed over the torture.
Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. Thus those do so in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
And also if anyone competes he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.