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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.

2. (v. t.) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.

3. (v. t.) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.

4. (v. i.) To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.

5. (n.) Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.

6. (n.) Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.

73. agon -- a gathering, contest, struggle
... a gathering, contest, struggle. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
agon Phonetic Spelling: (ag-one') Short Definition: a contest Definition: an ...
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74. agonia -- a contest, great fear
... a contest, great fear. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: agonia Phonetic
Spelling: (ag-o-nee'-ah) Short Definition: contest, agony Definition ...
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119. athlesis -- a contest
... a contest. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: athlesis Phonetic Spelling:
(ath'-lay-sis) Short Definition: a contest Definition: a struggling (as ...
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118. athleo -- to contend, wrestle
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: athleo Phonetic Spelling: (ath-leh'-o) Short
Definition: I compete Definition: I engage, compete, in an (athletic) contest ...
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75. agonizomai -- to contend for a prize, struggle
... Phonetic Spelling: (ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I strive, contend Definition:
I am struggling, striving (as in an athletic contest or warfare); I ...
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2603. katabrabeuo -- to give judgment against
... katabrabeuo Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ab-rab-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I decide against,
condemn Definition: of the umpire in a contest: I decide against, take ...
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1864. epagonizomai -- to contend with or for
... 1864 (from 1909 , "focused " and 73 , "a contest, competition") -- properly, to
(literally, ""), ie with skill and commitment in opposing whatever is not of ...
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4865. sunagonizomai -- to strive with
... from 4862 , "identified " and 75 , "agonize, strive") -- properly, fight (agonize)
together; "to strive together with, to help (properly, 'sharing in a contest ...
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3823. pale -- wrestling, generally fight
... pale Phonetic Spelling: (pal'-ay) Short Definition: a wrestling, struggle Definition:
wrestling, a wrestling bout; hence: a struggle, fight, conflict, contest. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7832. sachaq -- to laugh
... root Definition to laugh NASB Word Usage amuse (1), amusing (1), celebrate (2),
celebrating (3), hold a contest (1), joking (1), laugh (6), laughed them to ...
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4066. madon -- strife, contention
... brawling, contention, discord, strife. From diyn; a contest or quarrel -- brawling,
contention(-ous), discord, strife. Compare midyan, mdan. see HEBREW diyn. ...
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7379. rib -- strife, dispute
... Or rib {reeb}; from riyb; a contest (personal or legal) -- + adversary, cause, chiding,
contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading ...
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A Contest of Hospitality.
... Book VIII. Chapter XXXV."A Contest of Hospitality. When Niceta had thus
spoken, the old man answered: "You indeed, my son, have ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxv a contest of hospitality.htm

That in Our Spiritual Contest we Ought to Draw an Example from the ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XII. That in our spiritual contest we ought to draw
an example from the carnal contests. "One who strives in ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xii that in our.htm

The Christian's Contest, Rest, and Hope.
... CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND LIFE. 360. " The Christian's Contest, Rest, and Hope.
360. CM HK White. The Christian's Contest, Rest, and Hope. ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/360 the christians contest.htm

But If, for the Contest's Sake, God had Appointed Martyrdoms for ...
... Chapter VI. But if, for the contest's sake, God had appointed martyrdoms
for us� But if, for the contest's sake, God had appointed ...
/.../tertullian/scorpiace antidote for the scorpions sting/chapter vi but if for.htm

Seest Thou How, at the End of the Contest...
... Some Other Fragments of the Same Methodius. IV. Seest thou how, at the end
of the contest� Seest thou how, at the end of the contest ...
/.../methodius/the writings of methodius fragments/iv seest thou how at.htm

The First Peræan Discourses - to the Pharisees Concerning the Two ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xi the first peraean.htm

The True and Chaste virgins Few; Chastity a Contest; Thekla
... Discourse XI."Arete. Chapter I."The True and Chaste Virgins Few; Chastity
a Contest; Thekla. Chief of Virgins. I do accept it ...
/.../chapter i the true and chaste.htm

Epistle viii. To the Martyrs and Confessors.
... themselves you were more and more stimulated to the conflict; bravely and firmly
you have returned with ready devotion, to contend in the extremest contest. ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle viii to the martyrs.htm

Verse the Fifteenth
... 1. He does not approve of that which he does, neither does he do that which he would,
but he does that which he hates.2. The nature of the contest carried on ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 2/verse the fifteenth.htm

But to those who have Been Delivered Up, and have Fallen...
... But to those who have been delivered up, and have fallen, who also of their own
accord have approached the contest, confessing themselves to be Christians, and ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon viii but to those.htm

Contest (7 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Contest (7 Occurrences). 1 Corinthians 9:25 But every
competitor in an athletic contest practices abstemiousness in all directions. ...
/c/contest.htm - 9k

War (529 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defense,
for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of ...
/w/war.htm - 64k

Agony (20 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. ...
Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) Violent contest or striving. ...
/a/agony.htm - 18k

Game (11 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement,
recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill ...
/g/game.htm - 10k

Dispute (37 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To strive or contend about; to contest. 5. (vt) To struggle against; to
resist. ... 7. (vi) Contest; struggle; quarrel. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/d/dispute.htm - 17k

Match (4 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for
a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like. ...
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Prize (13 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) An honor or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered
to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort. ...
/p/prize.htm - 13k

Quarrel (22 Occurrences)
... amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism
in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a ...
/q/quarrel.htm - 15k

Vie (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To strive for superiority; to contend; to
use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. ...
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Winning (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming; as, a winning address. 3.
(n.) The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition. ...
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Bible Concordance
Contest (7 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 9:25 But every competitor in an athletic contest practices abstemiousness in all directions. They indeed do this for the sake of securing a perishable wreath, but we for the sake of securing one that will not perish.

2 Timothy 2:5 And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.

Hebrews 10:32 And call to your remembrance the former days, in which, having been enlightened, ye did endure much conflict of sufferings,
(See NIV)

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,

2 Samuel 2:14 Abner said to Joab, "Please let the young men arise and play before us!" Joab said, "Let them arise!"
(See NAS)

Job 9:19 If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment -- who doth convene me?
(See RSV)



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