What Does the Bible Say About Racing? 10 Powerful Verses


2 Timothy 4:7

ESVI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
KJVI have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
NASBI have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
NIVI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
NLTI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.

1 Corinthians 9:24

ESVDo you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
KJVKnow ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
NASBDo 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.
NIVDo 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.
NLTDon’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!

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2 Timothy 4:7

ESVI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
KJVI have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
NASBI have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
NIVI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
NLTI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.

Hebrews 12:1

ESVTherefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
KJVWherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
NASBTherefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
NIVTherefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
NLTTherefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

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Acts 20:24

ESVBut I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
KJVBut none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
NASB“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
NIVHowever, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
NLTBut my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

Galatians 5:7

ESVYou were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
KJVYe did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
NASBYou were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?
NIVYou were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?
NLTYou were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth?

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2 Timothy 2:5

ESVAn athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
KJVAnd if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
NASBAlso if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
NIVSimilarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.
NLTAnd athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.

Romans 8:39

ESVnor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJVNor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NASBnor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NIVneither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NLTNo power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 3:14

ESVI press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
KJVI press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
NASBI press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
NIVI press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
NLTI press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Galatians 6:9

ESVAnd let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
KJVAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
NASBLet us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
NIVLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
NLTSo let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

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