30 Important Bible Verses About Competition

Competition can foster growth and excellence when approached with integrity and humility. Here are verses that offer insights into healthy competition, encouraging diligence, sportsmanship, and fairness.

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Bible Verses About Competition

1 Corinthians 9:24 – Running the Race with Perseverance

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

2 Timothy 2:5 – Competing according to the Rules

“Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.”

Philippians 2:3 – In Humility, Value Others above Yourself

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Romans 15:20 – Striving to Preach the Gospel

“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpening Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Matthew 20:16 – The Last Will Be First

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Proverbs 14:23 – All Hard Work Brings a Profit

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

1 Timothy 4:8 – Physical Training Has Some Value

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Hebrews 12:1 – Running with Endurance

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Colossians 3:23 – Working Heartily for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Always Give Yourself Fully to the Lord’s Work

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Galatians 6:4-5 – Each One Tests Their Own Actions

“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.”

2 Corinthians 10:12 – Comparing Ourselves among Ourselves is not Wise

“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”

1 Corinthians 9:25 – The Crown that Lasts Forever

“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

Philippians 4:13 – Strengthens Me

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Proverbs 21:31 – The Horse is Prepared for the Day of Battle

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”

Hebrews 10:24 – Spur One Another On

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

Galatians 5:26 – Not Provoking One Another

“Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Proverbs 27:5-6 – Open Rebuke Is Better

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.”

Proverbs 15:22 – Plans Fail for Lack of Counsel

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.”

Proverbs 11:14 – Safety in a Multitude of Counselors

“For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”

2 Corinthians 10:17 – Let the One Who Boasts Boast in the Lord

“But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – Two Are Better Than One

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Encourage One Another

“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Proverbs 24:6 – Victory Comes with Many Advisers

“Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.”

Proverbs 27:9 – Perfume and Incense Bring Joy to the Heart

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 20:5 – The Purpose in a Man’s Heart

“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”

1 Corinthians 12:26 – Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

1 Thessalonians 5:14 – Encourage the Disheartened

“And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”

Proverbs 12:25 – Anxiety Weighs Down the Heart

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”

Hebrews 3:13 – Encourage One Another Daily

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”

Proverbs 27:6 – Wounds from a Friend can be Trusted

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Do not Associate with a Hot-tempered Person

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Hebrews 10:25 – Encouraging One Another as the Day Approaches

“not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.”

Hebrews 10:24 – Stir Up Love and Good Works

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 12:26 – The Righteous Choose Their Friends Carefully

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Proverbs 27:9 – Perfume and Incense Bring Joy to the Heart

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

Habakkuk 2:2 – Write Down the Vision

“Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the Wise

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 27:5 – Open Rebuke Is Better

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.”

Proverbs 13:24 – Whoever Spares the Rod Hates their Children

“Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”

Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to Advice and Accept Discipline

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end, you will be counted among the wise.”

Proverbs 10:17 – Heeding Instruction is the Path to Life

“Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.”

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