5178 running

5178 running

Scripture gives pictures of running in both its literal and metaphorical senses, the image of the Christian life as a race being particularly significant.

Running away

Fleeing in battle Ex 23:27 See also Lev 26:36-37; Jos 7:12; Jos 8:3-19; 1Sa 14:20-22

Escaping from danger Pr 18:10 See also Ge 19:12-22; Ne 6:10-11; Isa 10:1-3; Jer 17:16; Jer 48:4-6; Jer 51:6,44-45; Am 2:14-16; Jn 10:12-13

Running away from individuals 1Sa 19:11-12 See also Ge 16:6-8; Ge 31:20-21; Ge 39:11-15; Jn 10:2-5

Running away from God Jnh 1:1-10

Running away from evil 2Ti 2:22 See also 1Co 6:18; 1Co 10:14; 1Ti 6:11

Running after people or things

Ps 16:4 See also Ru 3:10; Isa 5:11; Jer 2:23-25; Eze 16:32-34; Mt 6:28-34 pp Lk 12:27-31

Running in eagerness

Jn 20:1-4 See also 2Ch 23:12; Mk 9:25; Lk 17:22-23; Ac 3:11; Ac 21:30

Running swiftly

Job 9:25 See also Job 39:13-18; Ecc 9:11; Jer 12:5

Heralds running ahead of a dignitary

1Sa 8:11 See also 2Sa 15:1; 1Ki 1:5; 1Ki 18:46

Messages carried by runners

2Sa 18:19 See also 2Sa 18:21-32; 2Ki 4:25-31; 2Ki 5:20-23; 2Ki 9:1-3; Ps 147:15; Jer 23:21; Hab 2:2; Zec 2:3-5

The life of the believer likened to running a race

Gal 2:2 See also Ps 119:32; Pr 4:10-12; Isa 40:30-31; Ac 20:24; 1Co 9:24-27; Gal 5:7; Php 2:14-16; 2Ti 4:6-8; Heb 12:1; 2Jn 9

See also

5197walking
5280crown
5319fugitives
5335herald
5342hunting
5408messenger
8110athletics
8140prize

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