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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 9:13 DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THEY WHICH MINISTER ABOUT HOLY THINGS LIVE OF THE THINGS OF THE TEMPLE AND THEY WHICH WAIT AT THE ALTAR ARE PARTAKERS WITH THE ALTAR --9:14--EVEN SO HATH THE LORD ORDAINED THAT THEY WHICH PREACH THE GOSPEL SHOUL LIVE OF THE GOSPEL GALATIANS 1:6 I MARVEL THAT YOU ARE SO SOON REMOVED FROM HIM THAT CALLED YOU INTO THE GRACE OF CHRIST UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL
  • Ray321
    James 2:14-16 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body what doth it profit?
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We are not to do the works of world but. Works of the one that is above this evel world
  • Ray321
    We are commanded to not hinder the gospel of Christ. It's all about the cross of Calvary. 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. We must eat and drink the gospel of Christ that Paul wrote in 1 Corinth 15:1-4. THE GOSPEL
  • Bruce
    Ray: All that are Saved,are Sealed. We all have the same Promise, The same Spirit,The same Seal.We're all Important.One Cross,One Sacrifice. Whose Blood covers Forever, whosoever ask Forgiveness. Some might ask for Help or Save me or don't let me go to Hell. There's no Specific word or Prayer,He sees The Heart. The Spirit will Teach and Guide Us as We Study His Word. Ephesians 1:13, Revelation 1:5
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Paul apostleship was seal by Jesus Christ. This is prove that Paul was important to Jesus. We must wake up and read his epistles. Paul also work harder then the rest of the Apostles. Is Jesus speak to us thru Paul's writings? We have to read and find out.