|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(v. i.) To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another.
Compete (3 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not see that in a running competition all take part, but only one gets the reward? So let your minds be fixed on the reward. (See RSV)
Jeremiah 12:5 If running with the fighting-men has made you tired, how will you be able to keep up with horses? and if in a land of peace you go in flight, what will become of you in the thick growth of Jordan? (See NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 22:15 Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him. (See RSV)