1 Corinthians 9:24

The Need for Self-Discipline

24 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.

1 Corinthians 9:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
ESV
24 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.
NLT
24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
MSG
24 You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win.
CSB
24 Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

1 Corinthians 9:24 In-Context

22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
24 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.
25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Philippians 3:14; Colossians 2:18
  • 2. ver 25,26; Galatians 2:2; Galatians 5:7; Philippians 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1
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