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2 Timothy 2:3–4

Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.

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2 Timothy 2:3–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. A soldier wants to please the enlisting officer, so no one serving in the army wastes time with everyday matters.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Join me in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Whoever serves in the military doesn’t get mixed up in non-military activities. This pleases his commanding officer.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Suffer together with me as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one who serves as a soldier is entangled in the activities of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Like a good soldier of Christ Jesus, share in the hard times with us.

A soldier does not take part in things that don’t have anything to do with the army. He wants to please his commanding officer.

2 Timothy 2:3–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.