2 Timothy 2:5
Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.
Read 2 Timothy 2:5 Using Other Translations
And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.
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