John 20:4
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New International Version
Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

New Living Translation
They were both running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

English Standard Version
Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

Berean Study Bible
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the two were running together, and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first.

New American Standard Bible
The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;

King James Bible
So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first.

International Standard Version
The two of them were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first.

NET Bible
The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first.

New Heart English Bible
They both ran together. The other disciple outran Peter, and came to the tomb first.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were both running together, but that disciple ran in front of Shimeon and he came first to the tomb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The two were running side by side, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first.

New American Standard 1977
And the two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter, and came to the tomb first;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the sepulchre.

King James 2000 Bible
So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.

American King James Version
So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.

American Standard Version
And they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they both ran together, and that other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

Darby Bible Translation
And the two ran together, and the other disciple ran forward faster than Peter, and came first to the tomb,

English Revised Version
And they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb;

Webster's Bible Translation
So they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.

Weymouth New Testament
but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached it before he did.

World English Bible
They both ran together. The other disciple outran Peter, and came to the tomb first.

Young's Literal Translation
and the two were running together, and the other disciple did run forward more quickly than Peter, and came first to the tomb,
Study Bible
The Resurrection
3Then Peter and the other disciple set out for the tomb. 4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down and looked in at the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.…
Cross References
John 20:3
Then Peter and the other disciple set out for the tomb.

John 20:5
He bent down and looked in at the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.

John 20:8
Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in. And he saw and believed.
Treasury of Scripture

So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.

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2 Samuel 18:23 But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said to him, Run. Then …

Leviticus 13:30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight …

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to …

(4) So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter.--This is simply the result of the greater activity of John, who was probably younger than his companion. The thought that love outran doubt or fear, which has often been connected with the words, is not in harmony with the context, for "Peter therefore went forth" as soon as he heard Mary's words (John 20:3); and Peter it was who first entered into the sepulchre (John 20:6).

So they ran both together,.... At first setting out, and for a while; not content to walk, they ran, being eagerly desirous to know the truth of things:

and that other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre; John was a younger man than Peter, and so more nimble, and swift of foot, and got to the sepulchre before him; and besides, had not that concern of mind to retard him, Peter might have; as, supposing Christ was risen, and he should see him, how he should be able to look him in the face, whom he had so shamefully denied. 20:1-10 If Christ gave his life a ransom, and had not taken it again, it would not have appeared that his giving it was accepted as satisfaction. It was a great trial to Mary, that the body was gone. Weak believers often make that the matter of complaint, which is really just ground of hope, and matter of joy. It is well when those more honoured than others with the privileges of disciples, are more active than others in the duty of disciples; more willing to take pains, and run hazards, in a good work. We must do our best, and neither envy those who can do better, nor despise those who do as well as they can, though they come behind. The disciple whom Jesus loved in a special manner, and who therefore in a special manner loved Jesus, was foremost. The love of Christ will make us to abound in every duty more than any thing else. He that was behind was Peter, who had denied Christ. A sense of guilt hinders us in the service of God. As yet the disciples knew not the Scripture; they Christ must rise again from the dead.
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