30 Important Bible Verses About Running

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – Running the Race

“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. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

Hebrews 12:1 – Great Cloud of Witnesses

“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.”

2 Timothy 4:7 – Finished the Race

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Galatians 5:7 – Hindrance to Running

“You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?”

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Philippians 2:16 – Holding Fast to the Word

“Holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.”

Psalm 119:32 – Run in the Way of God’s Commandments

“I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!”

Proverbs 4:12 – Not Hindered in Running

“When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble.”

Proverbs 24:16 – Righteous Man Falls and Rises Again

“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.”

Isaiah 40:31 – Soar on Wings like Eagles

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Psalm 19:5 – Like a Strong Man Running Its Course

“Which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.”

1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the Good Fight

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

Isaiah 30:21 – The Way You Should Go

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”

Psalm 119:60 – Without Delay

“I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.”

1 Corinthians 9:26 – Running with Aim

“So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.”

Proverbs 21:31 – Strengthens for the Race

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

Psalm 119:105 – Lamp to My Feet, Light to My Path

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Psalm 51:12 – Renew a Right Spirit

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

Psalm 16:11 – Path of Life

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 119:33 – Teach Me, O Lord

“Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.”

Deuteronomy 5:33 – Walking in His Ways

“You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.”

Psalm 86:11 – United Heart

“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”

Psalm 34:14 – Seek Peace and Pursue It

“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

1 Timothy 4:12 – Running an Example

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21 – Hold Fast to What is Good

“But test everything; hold fast what is good.”

Psalm 119:101 – I Hold Back My Feet

“I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.”

Psalm 139:24 – Lead Me in the Way Everlasting

“And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”

1 Corinthians 10:13 – Provides a Way of Escape

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Proverbs 16:9 – Man’s Steps are Established

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

Matthew 7:14 – Narrow is the Gate

“For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Ephesians 5:15-16 – Making the Best Use of Time

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Matthew 4:19 – Follow Me

“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.'”

John 14:6 – The Way, the Truth, and the Life

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

John 8:12 – The Light of the World

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'”

Psalm 23:3 – He Leads Me in Paths of Righteousness

“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Acts 9:2 – The Way of Life

“And asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.”

Jeremiah 6:16 – Ask for the Ancient Paths

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk in it.”‘”

Proverbs 4:26 – Ponder the Path of Your Feet

“Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.”

John 12:35 – Walk While You Have the Light

“So Jesus said to them, ‘The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.'”

Psalm 128:1 – Fear the Lord and Walk in His Ways

“Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!”

Joshua 1:7 – Meditate on the Law and Observe to Do

“Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.”

John 13:17 – Knowing and Doing

“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

1 John 2:6 – Walk as Jesus Walked

“Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.”

Matthew 16:24 – Take Up the Cross and Follow

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'”

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