A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

2 Timothy 2

1 You therefore, a my son, b be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must c endure 1 hardship d as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 e No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also f if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and 2 may the Lord g give you understanding in all things.

8 Remember that Jesus Christ, h of the seed of David, i was raised from the dead j according to my gospel, 9 k for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, l even to the point of chains; m but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore n I endure all things for the sake of the 3 elect, o that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11 This is a faithful saying:
For p if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
12 q If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
r If we deny Him,
He also will deny us.

13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He s cannot deny Himself.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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