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10 Bible Verses about Athletes

Most Relevant Verses

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

Any man who enters an athletic contest practices rigid self-control in training, only to win a wreath that withers, but we are in to win a wreath that never withers. So that is the way I run, with no uncertainty as to winning. That is the way I box, not like one that punches the air. But I keep on beating and bruising my body and making it my slave, so that I, after I have summoned others to the race, may not myself become unfit to run.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Or, are you not conscious that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you, whom you have as a gift from God? Furthermore, you are not your own, for you have been bought and actually paid for. So you must honor God with your bodies.

Hebrews 12:11-13

Now for the time being no discipline seems to be pleasant; it is painful; later on, however, to those who are trained by it, it yields the fruit of peace which grows from upright character. So tighten the grip of your slipping hands; stiffen the stand of your knocking knees; and keep your feet in straight paths, so that limbs may not be dislocated, but instead be cured.