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13 Bible Verses about Athletes

Most Relevant Verses

2 Timothy 2:5

And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we, an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air; but I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection, lest preaching to others, I myself should become reprobate.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom ye have of God, and that ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Hebrews 12:11-13

It is true that no chastening at present seems to be cause for joy, but rather for grief; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised by it. Therefore, lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight steps unto your feet, so that which is lame will not turn out of the way, but let it rather be healed.

Psalm 19:5

which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.

Hebrews 12:11

It is true that no chastening at present seems to be cause for joy, but rather for grief; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised by it.