Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Do you not know that [although] everyone runs in a race, only one person wins the prize? So, you should run in order to win.

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 Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

Know ye not that those who run in an arena, indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run that ye may seize it.

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.

Amplified

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours!

Anderson New Testament

Know you not that all the runners in the race-course run the race, but that one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain the prize.

Bible in Basic English

Do you not see that in a running competition all take part, but only one gets the reward? So let your minds be fixed on the reward.

Common New Testament

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Daniel Mace New Testament

You know, that in a race, tho' all run, but one receives the prize: so run, that you may obtain.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

Do you not know that those running in the stadium, indeed all run, and one receives the prize? So run, that you may receive it.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one wins the prize? That is the way you must run, so as to win.

John Wesley New Testament

Know ye not, that they who run in the race, all run, but one receiveth the prize? so run that ye may obtain.

Julia Smith Translation

Do ye not know that they running in a race-course, all truly run, and one receives the prize of combat? Do ye so run, that ye might receive.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Modern King James verseion

Do you not know that those running in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Perceive ye not how that they which run in a course, run all, yet but one receiveth the reward? So run that ye may obtain.

Moffatt New Testament

Do you not know that in a race, though all run, only one man gains the prize? Run so as to win the prize.

Montgomery New Testament

Do you not know that in a foot-race, though all run, only one receives the prize? So run that you may win.

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.

Noyes New Testament

Know ye not, that of those who run in the racecourse all run, but one receiveth the prize? Thus run, that ye may obtain.

Sawyer New Testament

Know you not that those who run in the race all indeed run, but one takes the prize. So run that you may obtain.

The Emphasized Bible

Know ye not that, they who, in a racecourse, run, all, indeed, run, - but, one, receiveth the prize? So, be running, that ye may lay hold.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Know ye not that they who run on the course, all run indeed, yet but one obtaineth the price? So run, that ye may obtain.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not you know that on a race-course, though all run, yet only one wins the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Do you not know that in a race the runners all run, but only one can get the prize? You must run in such a way that you can get the prize.

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.

Worrell New Testament

Know ye not that those running a race, all, indeed, run; but one receives the prize? So run; that ye may obtain.

Worsley New Testament

Know ye not, that those, who run in a race, do all indeed run, but one only receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain.

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Know ye
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

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

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ἵνα 
Hina 
Usage: 764
Usage: 472


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

run
τρέχω 
Trecho 
τρέχω 
Trecho 
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19
Usage: 19
Usage: 19

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

a race
στάδιον 
Stadion 
Usage: 6

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the prize
βραβεῖον 
Brabeion 
Usage: 2

So
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 9:24

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 9:24

References

Images 1 Corinthians 9:24

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 9:24

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

23 And everything I do is for the sake of [the work of] the Gospel, so that I may share in its benefits. 24 Do you not know that [although] everyone runs in a race, only one person wins the prize? So, you should run in order to win. 25 And everyone who [strenuously] competes in athletic events exercises self-control during training. Now they do this to receive a laurel wreath that withers, but we [do it to receive] a lasting crown.



Cross References

Galatians 2:2

[It was] in response to [a divine] revelation that I went [there] and explained to them [I. e., the apostles and elders] the Gospel [message] that I had been preaching among the Gentiles. Then [later on I presented it] privately before those who were highly regarded [i.e., the three apostles, verse 9] so [they would have verification that] my running [i.e., ministry] had not been, nor was now, in vain.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a large crowd of spectators [Note: Christians are pictured here as being in a crowded arena, performing in the games], we should lay aside every [excessive] weight and sin that so easily entangle us, and with perseverance, we should run the race [of life] that lies before us.

Philippians 3:14

I am pushing onward toward the goal for the prize of the upward call [i.e., to heaven] from God in [fellowship with] Christ.

Galatians 5:7

You [Christians] were running [the race of life] well; who hindered you [from making further progress] so that [now] you are no longer obeying the truth?

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

1 Corinthians 9:26

So, I run with a purpose and I fight that way [too]; I do not just shadow box.

Colossians 2:18

Do not allow anyone, who delights in acting humble [i.e., living an ascetic life] and who worships angels, to rob you of your reward [in heaven]. [Note: This "angel worship" could mean holding angels in high regard because of their role as God's messengers, or the claim that God can be approached only through angelic intermediaries]. He places great importance on what he [claims to] see [i.e., visions], being inflated with pride by his fleshly mind for no [good] reason.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment].

James 1:12

The person who perseveres under trials is blessed, because when he has been approved by God, he will receive the crown of [never ending] life, which God has promised to those who love Him.

Revelation 3:11

I am coming soon [or, suddenly. See 2:16, 25; 3:3]. Hold on firmly to what you have [i.e., opportunity, obedience, steadfastness, etc.] so that no one takes away your crown [See 2:10].

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