John 20:4
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English Standard Version
Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

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

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

They ran (ἔτρεχον)

Still the imperfect, they were running. How much the A.V. loses by its persistent ignoring of the force of this tense.

Did outrun (προέδραμε τάχιον)

Literally, ran on in front more quickly. Dante, addressing the spirit of John in Paradise says:

"O holy father, spirit who beholdest

What thou believedst so that thou o'ercamest,

Toward the sepulchre, more youthful feet."

"Paradise," xxiv., 124-126.

John 20:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

outrun.

2 Samuel 18:23 But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said to him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.

Leviticus 13:30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair...

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

Cross References
John 20:3
So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.

John 20:5
And stooping to look in, he saw 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;

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