100 Bible Verses about That The Race Is Not To The Swift Or Strong But To Those Who Endure To The End

Ecclesiastes 9:11 ESV / 383 helpful votes

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

James 1:12 ESV / 195 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.

Mark 13:13 ESV / 129 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 117 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Galatians 5:7 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 86 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ephesians 6:10-17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 71 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,

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 61 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

James 5:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Revelation 3:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 45 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. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. ...

James 1:2-4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

2 Timothy 2:12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 37 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.

Hebrews 3:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

Amos 2:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He who handles the bow shall not stand, and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself, nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Hebrews 4:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Revelation 3:21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Hebrews 3:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,

Amos 2:14 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not retain his strength, nor shall the mighty save his life;

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

Romans 2:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Revelation 21:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,

James 1:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Proverbs 24:10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Revelation 2:25-28 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Only hold fast what you have until I come. The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 2:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath. This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. ...

Proverbs 24:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Only hold fast what you have until I come.

Hebrews 12:5-7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

3 John 1:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Titus 1:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

2 Timothy 4:6-8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

1 Thessalonians 3:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

2 Timothy 2:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV / 20 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. 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 6:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Matthew 11:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Revelation 3:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 4:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Hebrews 6:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Colossians 2:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Luke 18:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Jeremiah 46:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphrates they have stumbled and fallen.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

John 8:32 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Ecclesiastes 9:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

Hebrews 13:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Colossians 1:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Romans 12:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 22:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 16:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

Revelation 2:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’

2 Peter 1:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Colossians 1:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

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