'Race' in the Bible
God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.
When the Most High gave nations as their inheritance, when he separated the human race, he set boundaries for the people according to the number of the children of God.
"I said, "I will scatter them, erasing their memory from the human race,
After Ahab had left, the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah, and he tucked his mantle into his belt and outran Ahab in a race to the city gate of Jezreel.
which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, or like a champion who rejoices at the beginning of a race.
I eagerly race along the way of your commands, for you enable me to do so. He
I considered and observed on earth the following: The race doesn't go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.
But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.
I went in response to a revelation, and in a private meeting with the reputed leaders, I explained to them the gospel that I'm proclaiming to the gentiles. I did this because I was afraid that I was running or had run my life's race for nothing.
You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth?
I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.
Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,