Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 competes as an athlete [in competitive games], he is not crowned [with the wreath of victory] unless he competes according to the rules.

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.

John Wesley New Testament

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

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.

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.

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

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
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

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Images 2 Timothy 2:5

Context Readings

Exhortation To Be Strong In Grace

4 No one that is serving as a soldier, entangleth himself with the matters of his livelihood, that he may please him that hath summoned him to serve as a soldier; 5 If, moreover, any man, contend even in the games, he is not crowned, unless, lawfully, he contend; 6 The toiling husbandman, ought, first, of the fruits, to partake:


Cross References

Luke 13:24

Be striving to enter through the narrow door; for, many, I say unto you, will seek to enter, and will not be able, -

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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.

Philippians 1:15

Some, indeed, by reason of envy and strife - some, however, by reason of good will - are proclaiming, the Christ:

Colossians 1:29

Unto which I am even toiling, contending according to his energy which is energising itself in me with power.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

The noble contest, have I contested, the race, have I finished, the faith, have I kept:

Hebrews 2:7

Thou hast made him less, some little, than messengers, With glory and honour, hast thou crowned him, - And hast set him over the works of thy hands;

Hebrews 2:9

But, Jesus, made some little less than messengers, we do behold: by reason of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, to the end that, by favour of God, in behalf of every one, he might taste of death.

Hebrews 12:4

Not yet unto blood, have ye resisted, against sin, waging a contest;

James 1:12

Happy the man who endureth temptation! Because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of life - which he hath promised unto them that love him.

1 Peter 5:4

And, when the Chief Shepherd is manifested, ye shall bear away, the unfading crown of glory.

Revelation 2:10

Do not fear the things which thou art about to suffer. Lo! the adversary is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried, and may have tribulation ten days. Become thou faithful until death, and I will give thee the crown of life.

Revelation 3:11

I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that, no one, take thy crown.

Revelation 4:4

And, round about the throne, were four and twenty thrones; and, upon the thrones, four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and, upon their heads, were crowns of gold.

Revelation 4:10

the four and twenty elders will fall down before him that sitteth upon the throne, and do homage unto him that liveth unto the ages of ages, - and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying -

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