1 Corinthians 9:24
New International Version
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

New Living Translation
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!

English Standard Version
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Berean Study Bible
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

Berean Literal Bible
Do you not know that those running in a race course, indeed all run, but one receives the prize? Run thus, that you might obtain it.

New American Standard Bible
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

King James Bible
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

Contemporary English Version
You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win!

Good News Translation
Surely you know that many runners take part in a race, but only one of them wins the prize. Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

International Standard Version
You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.

NET Bible
Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win.

New Heart English Bible
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but there is one who takes the victory? Run in this way so that you may obtain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you realize that everyone who runs in a race runs to win, but only one runner gets the prize? Run like them, so that you can win.

New American Standard 1977
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.

King James 2000 Bible
Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

American King James Version
Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

American Standard Version
Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize ? So run that you may obtain.

Darby Bible Translation
Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.

English Revised Version
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run, that ye may attain.

Webster's Bible Translation
Know ye not, that they who run in a race, all run, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Weymouth New Testament
Do you not know that in the foot-race the runners all run, but that only one gets the prize? You must run like him, in order to win with certainty.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
Study Bible
Run Your Race to Win
23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings. 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize. 25Everyone 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.…
Cross References
Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?

1 Corinthians 9:13
Do you not know that those who work in the temple eat of its food, and those who serve at the altar partake of its offerings?

1 Corinthians 9:23
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

Galatians 2:2
I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I spoke privately to those recognized as leaders, for fear that I was running or had already run in vain.

Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:18
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind,

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us.

Treasury of Scripture

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

they.

Hosea 12:10
I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

run in.

Psalm 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 favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Jeremiah 12:5
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

so run.

1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Galatians 2:2
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

Galatians 5:7
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?







Lexicon
Do you not know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a race
σταδίῳ (stadiō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4712: Or masculine stadios from the base of histemi; a stade or certain measure of distance; by implication, a stadium or race-course.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

runners
τρέχοντες (trechontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily.

run,
τρέχουσιν (trechousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

only one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

receives
λαμβάνει (lambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prize?
βραβεῖον (brabeion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1017: A prize. From brabeus; an award, i.e. a prize in the public games.

Run
τρέχετε (trechete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily.

in such a way
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

as to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

take [the prize].
καταλάβητε (katalabēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2638: From kata and lambano; to take eagerly, i.e. Seize, possess, etc.
(24) Know ye not . . .--The illustration which follows refers to these Isthmian games (so called from their taking place in the isthmus where Corinth stood) with which his readers would be familiar. These, like the other games of Greece--the Olympian, Pythian, and Nemean--included every form of athletic exercise, and stood on an entirely different footing from anything of the kind in modern times. For the Greek, these contests were great national and religious festivals. None but freemen could enter the lists, and they only after they had satisfied the appointed officers that they had for ten months undergone the necessary preliminary training. For thirty days previous to the contest the candidates had to attend the exercises at the gymnasium, and only after the fulfilment of these conditions were they allowed, when the time arrived, to contend in the sight of assembled Greece. Proclamation was made of the name and country of each competitor by a herald. The victor was crowned with a garland of pine leaves or ivy. The family of the conqueror was honoured by his victory, and when he returned to his native town he would enter it through a breach in the walls, the object of this being to symbolise that for a town which was honoured with such a citizen no walls of defence were needful (Plutarch). Pindar, or some other great poet, would immortalise the victorious hero's name in his verse, and in all future festivals the foremost seats would be occupied by the heroes of former contests.

So run--i.e., run in the way referred to, so that you may gain a prize.

Verses 24-27. - Exhortation to earnestness as a corollary from the principles here stated. Verse 24. - Know ye not that they which run in a race run all? They as Corinthians would well know the full bearing of every illustration derived from the triennial Isthmian games, which were the chief glory of their city, and which at this period had even thrown the Olympic games into the shade. The words "in a race," are rather, in the stadium. The traces of the great Corinthian stadium, where the games were held and the races run, are still visible on the isthmus. This metaphor of "the race," which has pervaded the common language of Christianity, is also found in Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 3:14; 2 Timothy 4:7. The prize. The bracium was the wreath given to the victor by the judges. The Christian prize is that of "the high calling of God in Jesus Christ," towards which St. Paul himself was pressing forward. 9:24-27 The apostle compares himself to the racers and combatants in the Isthmian games, well known by the Corinthians. But in the Christian race all may run so as to obtain. There is the greatest encouragement, therefore, to persevere with all our strength, in this course. Those who ran in these games were kept to a spare diet. They used themselves to hardships. They practised the exercises. And those who pursue the interests of their souls, must combat hard with fleshly lusts. The body must not be suffered to rule. The apostle presses this advice on the Corinthians. He sets before himself and them the danger of yielding to fleshly desires, pampering the body, and its lusts and appetites. Holy fear of himself was needed to keep an apostle faithful: how much more is it needful for our preservation! Let us learn from hence humility and caution, and to watch against dangers which surround us while in the body.
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