1 Corinthians 9:25
Good News Translation
Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline, in order to be crowned with a wreath that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever.

Contemporary English Version
Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things. And they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown: but we an incorruptible one.

New American Bible
Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.

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And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things. And they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown: but we an incorruptible one.

striveth.

Ephesians 6:12-18 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. . . .

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and be it confessed a good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:5 For he also that striveth for the mastery is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

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

Hebrews 12:4 For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

temperate.

Galatians 5:23 Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.

Titus 1:8 But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent:

Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

2 Peter 1:6 And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:

but.

1 Corinthians 15:54 And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.

2 Timothy 4:8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace: whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 1:4 Unto an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 5:4 And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life.

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 4:4,10 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats, four and twenty ancients sitting, clothed in white garments. And on their heads were crowns of gold. . . .

Context
Run Your Race to Win
24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. 25And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things. And they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown: but we an incorruptible one. 26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:12
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and be it confessed a good confession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:5
For he also that striveth for the mastery is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

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

2 Timothy 4:8
As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 5:4
And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.

Revelation 2:10
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life.

Revelation 3:11
Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Additional Translations
Everyone 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.

Now everyone striving controls himself in all things; then indeed they, that they might receive a perishable crown; but we, an imperishable.

And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

But every one that contends [for a prize] is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

And every man that striveth in the games is temperate in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

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.

Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
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