Bible Sports Quotes

There are not a lot of references to sport in the bible. Here are a few that have been found. The sports that can claim to be mentioned in the bible include wrestling, boxing and endurance running.

"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day."
Genesis 32:24, King James

"Thus I do not run aimlessly, I do fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified."
1st Corinthians Chapter 9, verse 26:

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?"
Galatians 5:7

"Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus."
from Revelation 14:12 ESV

"An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules."
2 Timothy 2:5 ESV

"Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable."
1 Corinthians 9:25 ESV

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"
Hebrews 12:1 ESV

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it."
1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV

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