-Footraces 1 Corinthians 9:24, 26; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16; Hebrews 12:1

-Gladiatorial 1 Corinthians 1:9; 9:26; 15:32; 2 Timothy 4:7

-FIGURATIVE .Of the Christian life 1 Corinthians 9:24, 26; Galatians 5:7; Philippians

2:16; 3:14; Hebrews 12:1 .Of a successful ministry Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16

.Fighting wild \”beasts\”, of spiritual conflict 1 Corinthians 4:9; 9:26; 15:32; 2 Timothy 4:7