25 Bible Verses about Running

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 56 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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,

Psalm 18:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.

1 Corinthians 9:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

James 1:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Galatians 5:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:12-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Habakkuk 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Joel 2:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Like warriors they charge; like soldiers they scale the wall. They march each on his way; they do not swerve from their paths.

Psalm 19:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They leap upon the city, they run upon the walls, they climb up into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief.

Joel 2:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses they run.

Jeremiah 12:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

2 Samuel 18:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Come what may,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and outran the Cushite.

Amos 8:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.

Proverbs 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.

Song of Solomon 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

Jeremiah 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her.

Isaiah 59:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.

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