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2 Timothy 2:4

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 2:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.

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

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

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

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

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 2:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

A soldier wants to please the enlisting officer, so no one serving in the army wastes time with everyday matters.

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

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 2:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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 2:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Whoever serves in the military doesn’t get mixed up in non-military activities. This pleases his commanding officer.

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

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

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

No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.

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

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

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

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.