Let the Young Men Arise and Compete

Olympics and the BibleThe Summer Olympics are in full swing, and so it is only fitting to see how many “Olympian” quotes we could find in the Bible. Here are some great quotes about races and competition that we find in the Bible.

The Olympics and the Bible – Quotes About Races and Competition

“Let the young men now arise and compete before us.” – 2 Samuel 2:14 NKJV

“And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” – 2 Timothy 2:5 NKJV

“Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” – Psalm 127:5 NIV

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” – Hebrews 12:1 NKJV

“In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.” – Psalms 119:4 NKJV

“Whatever exists has already been named, and what humanity is has been known; no one can contend with someone who is stronger.” – Ecclesiastes 6:10 NIV

“The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV

“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy.” – Acts 20:24 NKJV

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 NKJV

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” – 1 Corinthians 9:25 NKJV

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV

“I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” – Jude 1:3 NIV

We hope you enjoy the Summer Olympics and equally enjoy our Olympic Bible quotes. There is no better race to run than the race that leads to Heaven. 0:-)


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