Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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.

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.

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 man that warreth entangleth himself with worldly business; and that, because he would please him that hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And though a man strive for a mastery, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must first receive of the fruits.


Cross References

Luke 13:24

"Strive with yourselves to enter in at the strait gate: For many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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.

Philippians 1:15

Some there are which preach Christ of envy and strife, and some of goodwill.

Colossians 1:29

Wherein I also labour and strive, even as far forth as his working worketh in me mightily.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought a good fight, and have fulfilled my course, and have kept the faith.

Hebrews 2:7

After thou hadst for a season made him lower than the angels: thou crownedst him with honour and glory, and hast set him above the works of thy hands.

Hebrews 2:9

Nevertheless, we yet see not all things subdued unto him. But him that was made less than the angels, we see that it was Iesus: which is crowned with glory and honour for the suffering of death; that he, by the grace of God, should taste of death for all men.

Hebrews 12:4

For ye have not yet resisted unto blood shedding, striving against sin.

James 1:12

Happy is the man that endureth in temptation, for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 5:4

And when the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive an incorruptible crown of glory.

Revelation 2:10

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast of you into prison, to tempt you, and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful unto the death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come shortly. Hold that which thou hast, that no man take away thy crown.

Revelation 4:4

And about the seat were twenty four seats. And I saw upon the seats twenty four elders sitting clothed in white raiment, and had on their heads crowns of gold.

Revelation 4:10

the twenty four elders fell down before him that sat on the throne, and worshipped him that liveth forever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying,

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