“And if a man also striue for masteries, yet is hee not crowned except hee striue lawfully.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
2Ti 2:5 And if a man also striveth for masteries. In the various athletic games of the Greeks. [Yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. Unless he complies with the regulations, no prize will be assigned to him in any contest. So one, striving for the Christian crown, must seek to please the Master.
And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
- King James Version
Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowded, except he have contended lawfully.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And if a man takes part in a competition he does not get the crown if he has not kept the rules.
- Basic English Bible
And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
- Darby Bible
And if a man also striveth for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he striveth lawfully.
- Webster's Bible
And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.
- Weymouth Bible
Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.
- World English Bible
For he that fiytith in a batel, schal not be corowned, but he fiyte lawfuli.
- Wycliffe Bible
and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully;
- Youngs Literal Bible