2 Timothy 2:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.

King James Version

And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

International Standard Version

Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize unless he competes according to the rules.

A Conservative Version

And also if any man competes, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully.

American Standard Version

And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully.

Amplified

And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down).

An Understandable Version

And if a person competes as an athlete, he is not awarded the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.

Anderson New Testament

And if any one also contend in the public games, he is not crowned, unless he contend according to the laws.

Bible in Basic English

And if a man takes part in a competition he does not get the crown if he has not kept the rules.

Common New Testament

Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.

Daniel Mace New Testament

a combatant does not receive the crown, unless he has observ'd the laws of the games.

Darby Translation

And if also any one contend in the games, he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.

Godbey New Testament

But if indeed any one may fight, he is not crowned unless he may fight lawfully.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one who competes in the games is awarded a crown unless he obeys the rules.

Holman Bible

Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

John Wesley New Testament

And if a man strive, he is not crowned, unless he strive lawfully.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.

Julia Smith Translation

And also if any contend for a prize, he is not crowned, except he contend for a prize lawfully.

King James 2000

And if a man also competes as an athlete, yet is he not crowned, unless he strives lawfully.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And also if anyone competes he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Modern King James verseion

And also if anyone competes, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And though a man strive for a mastery, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Moffatt New Testament

Again, a competitor in the games is not crowned unless he observes the rules.

Montgomery New Testament

And again, an athlete is not crowned unless he obeys the rules of the game.

NET Bible

Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules.

New Heart English Bible

Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he has competed by the rules.

New simplified Bible

If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.

Noyes New Testament

And if a man contendeth in the games, he is not crowned, unless he contendeth lawfully.

Sawyer New Testament

And if a man contends as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he contends lawfully.

The Emphasized Bible

If, moreover, any man, contend even in the games, he is not crowned, unless, lawfully, he contend;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And if a man contend in the public games, he is not crowned victor, unless he contend according to the laws.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No athlete is ever awarded the wreath of victory unless he has kept the rules.

Webster

And if a man also striveth for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he striveth lawfully.

Weymouth New Testament

And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.

Williams New Testament

No contestant in the games is crowned, unless he competes according to the rules.

World English Bible

Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.

Worrell New Testament

And, if also one contends in the games, he is not crowned, unless he contends lawfully.

Worsley New Testament

And if any one contend in the public games, he gains not the crown unless he contend fairly.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
if , whosoever 9 , whatsoever 9 , though ,
Usage: 155

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀθλέω 
Athleo 
Usage: 2

yet is he
στεφανόω 
Stephanoo 
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

στεφανόω 
Stephanoo 
Usage: 3

μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

he strive
ἀθλέω 
Athleo 
Usage: 2

References

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Context Readings

Exhortation To Be Strong In Grace

4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.


Cross References

Luke 13:24

"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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.

Philippians 1:15

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Colossians 1:29

For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Hebrews 2:7

"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;

James 1:12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 5:4

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Revelation 2:10

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 3:11

'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Revelation 4:4

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.

Revelation 4:10

the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,



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