Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;
The other disciple outran Peter and got there first.
They ran, neck and neck. The other disciple got to the tomb first, outrunning Peter.
They went running together, and the other disciple got in front of Peter and came first to the hole in the rock;
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
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1 sn The other disciple (the ‘beloved disciple’) ran on ahead more quickly than Peter, so he arrived at the tomb first. This verse has been a chief factor in depictions of John as a young man (especially combined with traditions that he wrote last of all the gospel authors and lived into the reign of Domitian). But the verse does not actually say anything about John’s age, nor is age always directly correlated with running speed.
2 tn Grk “and came first to the tomb.”