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Psalm 19:5 Ecclesiastes 9:11. Various games were instituted among the Greeks and Romans, in honor of their gods, and with the design of training young men to personal vigor and activity, and to intrepidity and skill in war. These games were celebrated at stated places and times, with great pomp; renowned statesmen, legislators, and kings engaged in them; and it was deemed the highest of all honors to be crowned with a simple chaplet of laurel, olive, pine, or parsley, in the presence of the vast assemblage of witnesses who delighted to honor the victor.

The preparatory training was very severe, and every weakening indulgence was forbidden. Among the most famous games were those celebrated on the isthmus of Corinth, hence called the Isthmian games; and to these Paul alludes in his letters to Corinth, 1 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. The foot race was a game of the first rank; other games were the chariot-race, wrestling, boxing, leaping, and throwing the quoit or the javelin. The foot-race well illustrates the Christian warfare, the sacrifices to be made, the diligent bringing the body under subjection, the laying aside every weight, the myriads of spectators lining the course, and among them those previously crowned victors, the exhausting efforts required, (from which the word agonize is derived,) and the glorious prize, Philippians 3:13 2 Timothy 4:7,8 Hebrews 12:1.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To raze.

2. (n.) A root.

3. (n.) The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.

4. (n.) Company; herd; breed.

5. (n.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.

6. (n.) Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.

7. (n.) Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.

8. (n.) A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

9. (n.) Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.

10. (n.) Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.

11. (n.) Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.

12. (n.) A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.

13. (n.) The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.

14. (n.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.

15. (v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.

16. (v. i.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.

17. (v. t.) To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.

18. (v. t.) To run a race with.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ras (merox; agon, dromos).

See GAMES, I, 2; II, 3.

1408. dromos -- a course, race
... a course, race. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: dromos Phonetic
Spelling: (drom'-os) Short Definition: a running, course, career Definition: a ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1408.htm - 6k

1484. ethnos -- a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct ...
... 1483, 1484. ethnos. 1485 . a race, a nation, pl. the ... Word Origin probably
from a prim. root Definition a race, a nation, pl. the ...
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246. allophulos -- of another race
... of another race. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: allophulos Phonetic
Spelling: (al-lof'-oo-los) Short Definition: foreign Definition: foreign, of ...
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1074. genea -- race, family, generation
... race, family, generation. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: genea
Phonetic Spelling: (ghen-eh-ah') Short Definition: a generation Definition: a ...
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2104b. eugenes -- of noble race
... 2104a, 2104b. eugenes. 2105 . of noble race. Transliteration: eugenes
Short Definition: noble-minded. Word Origin from eu and genos ...
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241. allogenes -- of another race
... of another race. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: allogenes Phonetic Spelling:
(al-log-en-ace') Short Definition: of another nation, a foreigner ...
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4712. stadion -- a stadium (a Gr. measure of length), by impl. a ...
... Phonetic Spelling: (stad'-ee-on) Short Definition: one eighth of a Roman mile
Definition: (a) a stadium, one eighth of a Roman mile, (b) a race-course for ...
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5443. phule -- a clan or tribe
... a clan or tribe. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: phule Phonetic
Spelling: (foo-lay') Short Definition: a tribe, race Definition: a tribe or race ...
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1085. genos -- family, offspring
... family, offspring. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: genos Phonetic
Spelling: (ghen'-os) Short Definition: offspring, family, race, kind Definition ...
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444. anthropos -- a man, human, mankind
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: anthropos Phonetic Spelling:
(anth'-ro-pos) Short Definition: a man, one of the human race Definition: a man ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4793. merots -- a running, a race
... 4792, 4793. merots. 4794 . a running, a race. Transliteration: merots
Phonetic Spelling: (may-rotes') Short Definition: race. Word ...
/hebrew/4793.htm - 6k

6154. ereb -- mixture, mixed company
... 1 Kings 10:15), (with the article prefix), {eh'-reb}; from arab; the web (or transverse
threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race) -- Arabia, mingled ...
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4464. mamzer -- a bastard, child of incest
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a bastard, child of incest NASB Word
Usage illegitimate birth (1), mongrel race (1), one of illegitimate birth (1). ...
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4794. merutsah -- a running, course
... course, running. Or mrutsah {mer-oo-tsaw'}; feminine of merowts; a race (the act),
whether the manner or the progress -- course, running. Compare mrutsah. ...
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2233. zera -- a sowing, seed, offspring
... 6), fertile (1), grain (3), intercourse* (2), line (1), nation (1), offspring (38),
offspring's offspring (1), origin (1), posterity (1), race (1), seed (48 ...
/hebrew/2233.htm - 6k

734. orach -- a way, path
... manner, highway. From 'arach; a well-trodden road (literally or figuratively); also
a caravan -- manner, path, race, rank, traveller, troop, (by-, high-)way. ...
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1984b. halal -- to be boastful, to praise
... make its boast (1), makes a mad (1), makes fools (1), making fools (1), offers praises
(1), praise (90), praised (20), praises (1), praising (5), race madly (1 ...
/hebrew/1984b.htm - 6k

3120. Yavan -- a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
... Probably from the same as yayin; effervescing (ie Hot and active); Javan, the name
of a son of Joktan, and of the race (Ionians, ie Greeks) descended from him ...
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The Heavenly Race
... The Heavenly Race. A Sermon (No.198). ... REV. CH SPURGEON. on the Grand Stand, Epsom
Race-Course. "So run, that ye may obtain.""1 Corinthians 9:24. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the heavenly race.htm

The Christian Race.
... XIII. THE CHRISTIAN RACE. ... The reason why men are so apt to faint in their
race for heaven, lies chiefly in either of these two things: ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/bunyan/the riches of bunyan/xiii the christian race.htm

And that this Race was to Become an Holy People was Declared in ...
was to become an holy people was declared in the Twelve� ...
/.../the demonstration of the apostolic preaching/chapter 93 and that this.htm

When was the Human Race Destroyed by a Flood? was it not Before Us ...
... Book I. 4 When was the human race destroyed by a flood? was it not before us? When�
When was the human race destroyed by a flood? was it not before us? ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/4 when was the human.htm

A Sermon on the Boat Race.
... XXI. A SERMON ON THE BOAT RACE. ... has won. For ourselves we care not, but we are anxious
to make use of the contest as a parable, before the race is forgotten. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/champness/broken bread/xxi a sermon on the.htm

The Race of Life
... SERMON X. THE RACE OF LIFE. John 1:26. ... For the Collect says, we have all
a race to run. We have all a journey to make through life. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/the good news of god/sermon x the race of.htm

The Christian Race.
... CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND LIFE. 370. " The Christian Race. 370. LM Watts.
The Christian Race. 1 Awake, our souls, away, our fears ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/370 the christian race.htm

The Christian Race.
... CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND LIFE. 368. " The Christian Race. 368. CM Doddridge.
The Christian Race. 1 Awake, my soul! stretch every ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/368 the christian race.htm

Jesus Recognised by all the Race.
... III The Lover Wooing (John i. 19-xii. 50) Jesus Recognised by all the Race.
And it ... Style. Time finds the race the same always. Centuries ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/jesus recognised by all the.htm

The Life of Faith the Christian Race.
... The Life of Faith The Christian Race. VI. The Christian Race. 7,7,7,7. Wer das Kleinod
will erlangen. [324]J. Mentzer.1704. Who would make the prize his own,. ...
/.../lyra germanica second series the christian life/the life of faith the 4.htm

Race (36 Occurrences)
... or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea,
sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race...
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Race-course (1 Occurrence)
Race-course. Race, Race-course. Raced . Multi-Version Concordance
Race-course (1 Occurrence). 1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ...
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Foot-race (1 Occurrence)
Foot-race. Footprints, Foot-race. Foot-rest . Multi-Version
Concordance Foot-race (1 Occurrence). 1 Corinthians 9:24 ...
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Generation (150 Occurrences)
... grave. Psalm 73:15, "The generation of thy children" = the contemporary race.
Isaiah ... age. 5. (n.) Race; kind; family; breed; stock. 6 ...
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Syrians (63 Occurrences)
... sir'-i-anz ('aram; Suroi; Assyrian Aramu, Arumu, Arimu): 1. Division of Aram 2.
A Semitic Race 3. Syria and Israel 4. Under Nabateans and Palmyrenes 5. A Mixed ...
/s/syrians.htm - 37k

Giants (18 Occurrences)
... be derived from a root signifying "wonder," and hence "monsters" or "prodigies."
In Numbers 13:33 this name is given to a Canaanitish tribe, a race of large ...
/g/giants.htm - 19k

Course (87 Occurrences)
... voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations;
also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race...
/c/course.htm - 38k

... sin to his posterity is implied in the account of the Fall in Genesis 2 and 3, taken
in connection with the subsequent history of the human race as recorded in ...
/i/imputation.htm - 39k

Shinar (8 Occurrences)
... 4. The Syriac Sen'ar 5. The Primitive Tongue of Shinar 6. Comparison with the Semitic
Idiom 7. The Testimony of the Sculptures, etc., to the Race 8. The ...
/s/shinar.htm - 27k

Macedonia (23 Occurrences)
... I. The Macedonian People and Land. Ethnologists differ about the origin of the
Macedonian race and the degree of its affinity to the Hellenes. ...
/m/macedonia.htm - 40k

Bible Concordance
Race (36 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:6 but, instead of that, go to the lost sheep of Israel's race.

Mark 7:26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.

Acts 4:36 Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,

Acts 7:13 On the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's race was revealed to Pharaoh.

Acts 7:19 The same took advantage of our race, and mistreated our fathers, and forced them to throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive.

Acts 10:28 And he said to them, Ye know how it is unlawful for a Jew to be joined or come to one of a strange race, and to me God has shewn to call no man common or unclean.

Acts 13:26 Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:

Acts 17:26 He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes;

Acts 18:2 He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He came to them,

Acts 18:24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He was mighty in the Scriptures.

Acts 20:24 But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Romans 5:18 It follows then that just as the result of a single transgression is a condemnation which extends to the whole race, so also the result of a single decree of righteousness is a life-giving acquittal which extends to the whole race.

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,

Romans 9:5 of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 9:24 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.

2 Corinthians 11:26 in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own race, in perils from the nations, in perils in the city, in perils in the desert, in perils on the sea, in perils among false brethren;

Galatians 1:14 and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,

Galatians 2:2 I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the Good News which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
(See NIV)

Galatians 5:7 You were running the race nobly! Who has interfered and caused you to swerve from the truth?

Ephesians 3:5 which in earlier ages was not made known to the human race, as it has now been revealed to His holy Apostles and Prophets through the Spirit--

Philippians 2:16 holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain.

Philippians 3:5 circumcised, as I was, on the eighth day, a member of the race of Israel and of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew sprung from Hebrews; as to the Law a Pharisee;

Philippians 3:12 I do not say that I have already won the race or have already reached perfection. But I am pressing on, striving to lay hold of the prize for which also Christ has laid hold of me.

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

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

James 3:7 For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.
(See NAS)

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

2 Peter 3:6 and that, by means of these, the then existing race of men was overwhelmed with water and perished.

Judges 16:7 And Samson saith unto her, 'If they bind me with seven green withs which have not been dried, then I have been weak, and have been as one of the human race.'

Judges 16:11 And he saith unto her, 'If they certainly bind me with thick bands, new ones, by which work hath not been done, then I have been weak, and have been as one of the human race.'

Judges 16:17 that he declareth to her all his heart, and saith to her, 'A razor hath not gone up on my head, for a Nazarite to God I 'am' from the womb of my mother; if I have been shaven, then hath my power turned aside from me, and I have been weak, and have been as any of the human race.'

Ezra 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands: yes, the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this trespass.

Psalms 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.

Nahum 2:4 The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.
(See NAS)

Zechariah 9:6 Foreigners will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
(See NAS)



Race: Foot Race: Figurative

Race: Human: Unity of

Related Terms

Race-course (1 Occurrence)

Foot-race (1 Occurrence)

Generation (150 Occurrences)

Syrians (63 Occurrences)

Giants (18 Occurrences)

Course (87 Occurrences)


Shinar (8 Occurrences)

Macedonia (23 Occurrences)

Mankind (80 Occurrences)


Accad (1 Occurrence)

Africa (1 Occurrence)

Cush (31 Occurrences)

Japheth (12 Occurrences)

Family (438 Occurrences)


Election (6 Occurrences)

Guilt (180 Occurrences)

Fortified (79 Occurrences)

Fort (8 Occurrences)

Fortress (75 Occurrences)

Fortification (5 Occurrences)

Run (147 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

Ethiopia (26 Occurrences)


Philistines (224 Occurrences)


Kinsman (29 Occurrences)

Kindred (41 Occurrences)

Life-giving (5 Occurrences)

Lie (291 Occurrences)

Lineage (3 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Greek (19 Occurrences)

Goal (7 Occurrences)



Israel (27466 Occurrences)

Gezer (14 Occurrences)

Flesh (468 Occurrences)

Follows (65 Occurrences)

Foul (41 Occurrences)

Togarmah (4 Occurrences)

Transgression (70 Occurrences)

Result (73 Occurrences)

Resulted (4 Occurrences)

Extends (15 Occurrences)

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)

Dash (30 Occurrences)

Decree (82 Occurrences)

Dodanim (2 Occurrences)

Dynasty (3 Occurrences)

Moses (9295 Occurrences)

Prize (13 Occurrences)

Benammi (1 Occurrence)

Ben-ammi (1 Occurrence)

Cushite (15 Occurrences)

Caused (468 Occurrences)

Abel (22 Occurrences)


Acquittal (7 Occurrences)

Anakim (10 Occurrences)

Syrophoenician (1 Occurrence)


Stock (16 Occurrences)

Stand (542 Occurrences)

Hittites (39 Occurrences)


Horite (4 Occurrences)

Horim (2 Occurrences)

Spring (122 Occurrences)

Father (11359 Occurrences)


Offices (14 Occurrences)

Apollos (11 Occurrences)

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