Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

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

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.

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.

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 A soldier on active service, to please his superior officer, always avoids entangling himself in the affairs of ordinary life. 5 No athlete is ever awarded the wreath of victory unless he has kept the rules. 6 The labourer who does the work should be the first to receive a share of the fruits of the earth.


Cross References

Luke 13:24

"Strive to go in by the small door. Many, I tell you, will seek to go in, but they will not be able,

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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.

Philippians 1:15

It is true that some do proclaim the Christ out of Jealousy and opposition; but there are others who proclaim him from good- will.

Colossians 1:29

It is for that I toil, struggling with all the energy which he inspires and which works powerfully within me.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have run the great Race; I have finished the Course; I have kept the Faith.

Hebrews 2:7

Thou hast made him, for a while, lower than angels; With glory and honour thou hast crowned him; Thou hast set him over all that thy hands have made;

Hebrews 2:9

What our eyes do see is Jesus, who was made for a while lower than angels, now, because of his sufferings and death, crowned with glory and honour; so that his tasting the bitterness of death should, in God's loving-kindness, be on behalf of all mankind.

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet, in your struggle with sin, resisted to the death;

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains firm under temptation, for, when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of Life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.

1 Peter 5:4

Then, when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades.

Revelation 2:10

Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The Devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tempted, and may undergo persecution for ten days. Be faithful even to death, and I will give you the Crown of Life.

Revelation 3:11

I will come quickly. Hold to what you have received, that no one may take your crown.

Revelation 4:4

And round the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on these I saw twenty-four Councillors sitting clothed in white robes; and on their heads they had crowns of gold.

Revelation 4:10

the twenty-four Councillors prostrate themselves before him who is seated on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever, and throw down their crowns before the throne, saying--

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