Compete [Heb. hithpael of ḥārâ] (Jer. 12:5; 22:15); AV CONTEND, CLOSE; NEB VIE, “be more splendid”; [Gk. tréchō—‘run’] (1 Cor. 9:24); AV, NEB, RUN; [athléō] (2 Tim. 2:5); AV STRIVE. Competition is used figuratively by Jeremiah to warn Israel and by Paul to characterize the life of a Christian.
Sibling RivalrySibling rivalry is competition between two siblings for parental favor or blessing and for the power and wealth that this favor entails. In OT history, where the history of tribes or even nations is often traceable back to sibling progenitors, sibling rivalry can be extended to a tribal