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13 Bible Verses about Athletes
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But every one that contends for a prize is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air. But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest after having preached to others I should be myself rejected.
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.
for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.
Do ye not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own? for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God in your body.
But no chastening at the time seems to be matter of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised by it. Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the failing knees; and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned aside; but that rather it may be healed.
I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.
But no chastening at the time seems to be matter of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised by it.
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.
I have strength for all things in him that gives me power.