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Theasaurus: Striving

39 Bible Verses about striving

Most Relevant Verses

Philippians 3:12

Not as though I had already attained it, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if I may lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by the Christ, Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

2 Timothy 2:5

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

Isaiah 45:9

Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What doth thou make; thy work has no form?

Ecclesiastes 2:22

For what does man have of all his labour and of the vexation of his heart in which he has laboured under the sun?

Exodus 21:18

And if men strive together and one smites another with a stone or with his fist and he dies not, but keeps his bed,

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Again, I considered all travail and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame.

Hosea 6:3

And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Hosea 4:4

Certainly man does not contend with nor reprehend man; for thy people are as those that resist the priest.

Psalm 35:1

Plead my cause, O LORD, with those that strive with me; fight against those that fight against me.

Psalm 55:18

He has ransomed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many against me.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to the man that is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to the one that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Spiritual » Sowing » Striving

More verses: Hebrews 12:4

Striving » What to strive for

Luke 13:23-24

Then someone said unto him, Lord, are there few that are saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the narrow gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.

Striving » Those that strive for the mastery

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it. 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.