1 Corinthians 9:24

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Know yee not that they which runne in a race, runne all, but one receiueth the price? So runne, that yee may obtaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but {only} one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do you not see that in a running competition all take part, but only one gets the reward? So let your minds be fixed on the reward.
- Basic English Bible

Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain.
- Darby Bible

Know ye not, that they who run in a race, all run, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that in the foot-race the runners all run, but that only one gets the prize? You must run like him, in order to win with certainty.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.
- World English Bible

Witen ye not, that thei that rennen in a furlong, alle rennen, but oon takith the prijs? So renne ye, that ye catche.
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one doth receive the prize? so run ye, that ye may obtain;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:24

9:24 Know ye not that - In those famous games which are kept at the isthmus, near your city. They who run in the foot race all run, though but one receiveth the prize - How much greater encouragement have you to run; since ye may all receive the prize of your high calling!

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:24

1Co 9:24 Know ye not that they who run in a race all run. He had spoken of self denial in order to secure gospel success. He now enforces the need of sparing no effort, self denial or exertion, to win the crown. The Corinthians were familiar with the races in the stadium. The Isthmian games, among the most famous of Greece, were celebrated at Corinth. But one receiveth the prize. Only one, the foremost, received a prize. Hence the lesson, so run, that you may obtain. Outstrip all others if possible.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9

  • Norman Harris
    We are all hear illegally.....the life must be surrendered after the order of melchizedek...wherein the life stolen from the creator is returned and once again we shall be one......all kept lives will be lost...it must be as if you never existed..or face judgement
  • John madden
    This is our job to run.no one can do it for us .but the preacher said im ok.dont do any thing just believe the preacher .is a lier.work out your salvation.not for..it...examine your self to see if your in the faith..walk in the light.as he is in the light.
  • Norm
    The gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Norm
    All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • Carolinedzigbodi@yahoo.com
    we should try as much as possible to spread the gospel all over the world. in our places of work, job and business so that we can fulfill the desire of God. We should also try to be good disciples and teach those who doesn't know anything about it so that God will be pleased with us.
  • Emmanuel boachie
    Glory,for such an inspiring message from apostle Paul ,brethren care should be taken about how some of the ministers of God behave of late we should acknowledged that our rewards awaits us in heaven.after inherit Kingdom of heaven our works will merit rewards.