race, racing

race, racing

Contest of speed or endurance. The metaphor of the footrace seldom occurs in the OT (Ps 19:5; Jer 12:5; Eccl 9:11), probably because competitive sports had no significant place in the social life of ancient Israel. But metaphorical allusions to the footrace are numerous in the NT (1Cor 9:24-27; Phil 1:27-30; Phil 3:13-14; 1Thess 2:2; cf. Col 1:28-29; 1Tim 4:7-10; 2Tim 4:7-8; Heb 12:1-2; Jude 1:3).

Ps 19:5

5which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

Jer 12:5

God Replies to Jeremiah
5If you have raced with foot-runners and they have wearied you,
how will you compete with horses?
And if in a safe land you fall down,
h ... View more

Eccl 9:11

11Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to ... View more

1Cor 9:24-27

24Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.25Athletes exercise self-contro ... View more

Phil 1:27-30

27Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are ... View more

Phil 3:13-14

13Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,14I press ... View more

1Thess 2:2

2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in sp ... View more

Col 1:28-29

28It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.29For this I toil and strugg ... View more

1Tim 4:7-10

7Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives' tales. Train yourself in godliness,8for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable i ... View more

2Tim 4:7-8

7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.8From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, ... View more

Heb 12:1-2

The Example of Jesus
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely ... View more

Jude 1:3

Occasion of the Letter
3Beloved, while eagerly preparing to write to you about the salvation we share, I find it necessary to write and appeal to you to contend ... View more

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