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The Bible mentions two main kinds of crowns. One was the crown worn by a king, and as such was a sign of royalty and glory (Psalms 21:1-3; Isaiah 28:5; Isaiah 62:3; John 19:2-3; Revelation 19:11-16). The other was the circle of leaves placed on the head of the winner of a sporting contest, and as such was a sign of victory (1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 2 Timothy 2:5). This latter kind of crown is referred to frequently in reference to the final victory of Christians who faithfully persevere amid trials, sufferings and persecution (2 Timothy 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:11; see also REWARD).


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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Crown'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/bbd/c/crown.html. 2004.

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