Bible verses about "running the race" | NSB

Matthew 24:13

13 »The person who endures to the end will be saved.

Acts 20:24

24 »I do not consider my life of any account. It is not dear to me so that I may finish the race, and I may accomplish the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to preach the good news of the grace of God.

Hebrews 12:1-29

1 A great cloud of witnesses surround us. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that easily entangles us. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 2 Look to (consider without distractions) Jesus, the Leader (Predecessor) and Finisher (Perfecter) of our faith. He despised the shame. He endured the stake for the joy that was set before him. Then he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such contrary talk by sinners against him. You should not get tired and give up in your mind (heart). 4 You have not yet resisted by shedding blood in your striving against sin. 5 You have forgotten the exhortation that reasons with you as to sons: »My son, do not despise (regard lightly) discipline from Jehovah and do not lose heart when he corrects you. (Proverbs 3:11, 12) 6 »Jehovah disciplines those he loves. In fact he scourges every son (child) he receives.« 7 God deals with you like children. Endure discipline (instruction) (training). Who is the child whom a father does not discipline? 8 If you are without discipline, you are illegitimate children, and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh that corrected us, and we gave them respect. Shall we not much more be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 They disciplined us for a few days for their own pleasure. He disciplines for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no discipline for the present seems to be joyous. In fact it seems grievous! Nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained. 12 Lift up the hands that hang down, and the feeble knees. 13 Make straight paths for your feet. Let that which is lame be turned out of the way, but rather let it be healed. 14 Pursue peace and holiness with all people, for no man will see the Lord without it. 15 See that no one misses the grace of God; that no bitter root spring up to cause trouble and defile many. 16 Let no one become immoral or unspiritual like Esau. He sold his birthright for a single meal! 17 Afterward, you know, he wanted to receive (inherit) his father’s blessing. He was turned back, because he could not find any way to change what he had done. He was in tears when he looked for it. 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched, to Mount Sinai with its blazing fire, the darkness and the gloom, the storm. 19 You have not come to the blast of a trumpet, and the sound of a voice. When the people heard the voice, they begged not to hear another word. 20 They could not bear the order: »If even a beast touches the mountain, it will be stoned.« 21 The sight was so terrible (formidable) (fearful) that Moses said: »I am full of fear and trembling.« 22 You have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads (thousands of thousands) of angels, 23 to the general assembly and congregation of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just (righteous) (holy) men made perfect (mature) (having all needed qualities). 24 You have come to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks in a better way than the blood of Abel. 25 Be careful, then, and do not refuse to hear him who speaks. Those who refused to hear the one who gave the divine message on earth did not escape. How much less shall we escape then, if we turn away from the one who speaks from heaven! 26 His voice shook the earth then, but now he has promised: »I will once more shake not only the earth but also heaven.« 27 The words »once more« plainly show that the created things will be shaken and removed, so that the things that cannot be shaken will remain. 28 Let us be thankful, because we will receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Let us be grateful and worship (serve) (intensely adore) God in a way that will please him, with reverence and awe. 29 Our God is a destroying (consuming) fire.

2 Timothy 4:7

7 I have fought the good fight! I have finished the course! I have kept the faith!

Hebrews 12:1-2

1 A great cloud of witnesses surround us. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that easily entangles us. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 2 Look to (consider without distractions) Jesus, the Leader (Predecessor) and Finisher (Perfecter) of our faith. He despised the shame. He endured the stake for the joy that was set before him. Then he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Corinthians 9:26

26 I do not run without definite aim (purpose) and I do not fight like a man beating the air.

Hebrews 11:1-40

1 Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and evidence of things not seen. 2 God approved of the men of old because of their faith. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God. The visible has been made out of things that were not visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. Through this he was commended as righteous. God testified about his gifts. Thus through faith he still speaks even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was moved (transferred) (removed) so that he would not see death. He was not found, because God had moved him away. Before he was moved away he saw that he had pleased God well. (Genesis 5:24) 6 Without faith it is impossible to please God. He who comes to God must believe that he is and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not seen as yet, moved with godly respect. He prepared an ark to save his house. By his faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that is according to faith. 8 By faith, when Abraham was called, he obeyed. He went to a place that he was to receive for an inheritance. He went even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he became an alien in the Promised Land. It was not his land. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob. They were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 He looked for the city having real foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 By faith Sarah received strength to conceive seed when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who promised. 12 This was to come from one man and him as good as dead. There were born children, as many as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as uncountable as the sand by the seashore. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar. They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 Those who say such things declare that they are seeking a country of their own. 15 If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they came, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 They desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Because of this, God is not ashamed to be called their God. He has prepared a city for them! 17 By faith Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. He that had gladly received the promises was offering up his only-begotten son! 18 It was said: »In Isaac your descendants will be called.« 19 Abraham reasoned that God is able to raise him from the dead. So he figured he would receive him back. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph. He worshipped while leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, mentioned the departure of the children of Israel. Then he gave orders concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents. They saw he was a beautiful child and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to share the bad treatment with the people of God, rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. 26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt. He looked intently (respectfully) for the payment of the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king. He endured, by seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were on dry land. The Egyptians tried and were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with the disobedient, after she welcomed the spies in peace. 32 What more shall I say? For the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, affected righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, and turned to flight foreign armies. 35 Women received their dead by a resurrection, and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 And others had trial of cruel mocking and scourging and bonds and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawed in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented. 38 The world was not worthy of them! They wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, did not receive the promise. 40 God provided something better for us that they might not be made perfect without us.

Galatians 5:7

7 You were running well! Who hindered you that you should not obey the truth?

Philippians 3:14

14 I press on toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-9

7 I have fought the good fight! I have finished the course! I have kept the faith! 8 The crown of righteousness is laid up for me. The Lord, the righteous judge, will give it to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing (manifestation). 9 Do your best to come to me shortly.

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Isaiah 40:31

31 »Those who hope in Jehovah will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary! They will walk and not be faint.«

Philippians 3:13-14

13 Brothers, I could not yet have obtained it. But one thing I do, I forget the things that are behind, and stretch forward to the things that are ahead. 14 I press on toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 9:24

24 Do you not know that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain the prize.

Hebrews 12:1

1 A great cloud of witnesses surround us. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that easily entangles us. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

24 Do you not know that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain the prize. 25 Every man taking part in the contest is temperate in all things. They do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we do it to receive an incorruptible crown. 26 I do not run without definite aim (purpose) and I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection, so that after I have preached to others I will not be disqualified.

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