1 Corinthians 9:24
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New International Version
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

New Living Translation
Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!

English Standard Version
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Berean Study Bible
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

Berean Literal Bible
Do you not know that those running in a race course, indeed all run, but one receives the prize? Run thus, that you might obtain it.

New American Standard Bible
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

King James Bible
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

International Standard Version
You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.

NET Bible
Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win.

New Heart English Bible
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but there is one who takes the victory? Run in this way so that you may obtain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you realize that everyone who runs in a race runs to win, but only one runner gets the prize? Run like them, so that you can win.

New American Standard 1977
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.

King James 2000 Bible
Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

American King James Version
Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

American Standard Version
Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize ? So run that you may obtain.

Darby Bible Translation
Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.

English Revised Version
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run, that ye may attain.

Webster's Bible Translation
Know ye not, that they who run in a race, all run, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Weymouth New Testament
Do you not know that in the foot-race the runners all run, but that only one gets the prize? You must run like him, in order to win with certainty.

World English Bible
Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

Young's Literal Translation
have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:24-27 The apostle compares himself to the racers and combatants in the Isthmian games, well known by the Corinthians. But in the Christian race all may run so as to obtain. There is the greatest encouragement, therefore, to persevere with all our strength, in this course. Those who ran in these games were kept to a spare diet. They used themselves to hardships. They practised the exercises. And those who pursue the interests of their souls, must combat hard with fleshly lusts. The body must not be suffered to rule. The apostle presses this advice on the Corinthians. He sets before himself and them the danger of yielding to fleshly desires, pampering the body, and its lusts and appetites. Holy fear of himself was needed to keep an apostle faithful: how much more is it needful for our preservation! Let us learn from hence humility and caution, and to watch against dangers which surround us while in the body.
Study Bible
Run Your Race to Win
23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings. 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. 25Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable.…
Cross References
Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?

1 Corinthians 9:13
Do you not know that those who work in the temple eat of its food, and those who serve at the altar partake of its offerings?

1 Corinthians 9:23
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

Galatians 2:2
I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I spoke privately to those recognized as leaders, for fear that I was running or had already run in vain.

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:18
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind,

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us.
Treasury of Scripture

Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

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Hosea 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, …

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Psalm 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices …

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, …

Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then …

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1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that …

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

Galatians 5:7 You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of …

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God …

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man …

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