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13 Bible Verses about Athletes

Most Relevant Verses

2 Timothy 2:5

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

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away. Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.

Hebrews 12:11-13

No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.

Psalm 19:5

It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber;
it rejoices like an athlete running a course.

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