Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 Corinthians 9:25 in English Standard Version "Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable." 1Ti 6:12 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. 2Ti 2:5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2Ti 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Jas 1:12 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. Jud 1:3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.