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Theasaurus: Striving

39 Bible Verses about striving

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Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already received [this], or [have] already been made perfect, but I press on if indeed I may lay hold of [that] for which also I was laid hold of by Christ.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind.

Isaiah 45:9

Woe [to the] one who strives with his {maker}, a potsherd among potsherds of earth! Does [the] clay say to the one who fashions it, 'What are you making?' and 'Your work has no hands'?

Ecclesiastes 2:22

For what does a person receive for all his toil and in the longing of his heart with which he toils under the sun?

Exodus 21:18

" 'And if men quarrel and a man strikes his neighbor with a stone or with a fist and he does not die, but {he is confined to bed},

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I also realized that all [of the] toil and all [of] the skillful work that is done--it [is] envy between one man and {another}. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Proverbs 25:8

do not hastily bring out to court, for what will you do at its end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind [people] of these [things], solemnly urging [them] before the Lord not to dispute about words. [This is] in no way beneficial [and leads to] the ruin of the hearers.

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us press on to know Yahweh; his rising [is] sure like [the] dawn. He will come like the showers to us, like [the] spring rain that waters [the] earth.

Hosea 4:4

Yet, let no one contend, and let no one accuse, for with you, O priest, [is my] contention.

Psalm 35:1

Contend, O Yahweh, with my contenders; fight [those who] fight me.

Psalm 55:18

He safely redeems my life from [the] battle against me, because [those standing] against me are among many.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Ecclesiastes 6:9

{Better to be content with what your eyes see than for your soul to constantly crave more}. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

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Striving » What to strive for

Luke 13:23-24

And someone said to him, "Lord, {are there only} a few who are saved?" And he said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able to,

Striving » Those that strive for the mastery

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Do you not know that those who run in the stadium all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all [things]. Thus those [do so] in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable [one].

Topics on Striving

Spiritual Striving

50;1;27

Only lead your lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent I hear {your circumstances}, that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one soul contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Striving With God

44;26;14

And [when] we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Aramaic language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? [It is] hard for you to kick against the goads!'