Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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
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

Context Readings

Exhortation To Be Strong In Grace

4 No one operating as a soldier is entangled with the affairs of life; in order that he may please his commander. 5 But if indeed any one may fight, he is not crowned unless he may fight lawfully. 6 It behooves the toiling farmer first to partake of the fruits.


Cross References

Luke 13:24

Agonize to enter in through the narrow gate: because many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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.

Philippians 1:15

Some indeed through envy and strife, and some through good will, are preaching Christ:

Colossians 1:29

unto which I also labor, agonizing according to his energy, working in me with power.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Hebrews 2:7

Thou didst humiliate him somewhat comparatively with the angels; thou didst crown him with glory and honor;

Hebrews 2:9

But we see Jesus humiliated somewhat in comparison with the angels, having been crowned with glory and honor on account of the suffering of death, in order that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one.

Hebrews 12:4

For you have not yet resisted unto blood, fighting against sin;

James 1:12

Happy is the man who endures temptation: because, being proved, he will receive a crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him with divine love.

1 Peter 5:4

and chief Shepherd having appeared, you shall receive a crown of glory which will never fade away.

Revelation 2:10

Fear not those things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you a crown of life.

Revelation 3:11

I am coming quickly: hold fast that which you have, that no one may take your crown.

Revelation 4:4

And around about the throne were twenty-four thrones: and on the thrones twenty-four elders are sitting, clothed in white garments; and upon their heads golden crowns.

Revelation 4:10

the twenty-four elders will fall down before the one sitting upon the throne, and will worship Him who lives unto the ages of the ages, and will cast their crowns before the throne,

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