2 Timothy 2:3
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New International Version
Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

International Standard Version
Join me in suffering like a good soldier of the Messiah Jesus.

NET Bible
Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And endure hardships as a good Soldier of Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Join me in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou, therefore, work hard as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

American King James Version
You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Labour as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
As a good soldier of Christ Jesus accept your share of suffering.

World English Bible
You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
thou, therefore, suffer evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-7 As our trials increase, we need to grow stronger in that which is good; our faith stronger, our resolution stronger, our love to God and Christ stronger. This is opposed to our being strong in our own strength. All Christians, but especially ministers, must be faithful to their Captain, and resolute in his cause. The great care of a Christian must be to please Christ. We are to strive to get the mastery of our lusts and corruptions, but we cannot expect the prize unless we observe the laws. We must take care that we do good in a right manner, that our good may not be spoken evil of. Some who are active, spend their zeal about outward forms and doubtful disputations. But those who strive lawfully shall be crowned at last. If we would partake the fruits, we must labour; if we would gain the prize, we must run the race. We must do the will of God, before we receive the promises, for which reason we have need of patience. Together with our prayers for others, that the Lord would give them understanding in all things, we must exhort and stir them up to consider what they hear or read.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Suffer hardship with me for thou therefore endure hardness, A.V. and T.R.; Christ Jesus for Jesus Christ, A.V. and T.R. Suffer hardship with me (συγκακοπάθησον), which is the reading "supported by the weightiest authorities" (Huther), as in 2 Timothy 1:8. The simple form κακοπάθησον, which is the reading of the T.R., occurs also in ver. 9 of this chapter, in 2 Timothy 4:5, and in James 5:13, and κακοπαθεία in James 5:10. Both these simple forms are classical. But the context favours the compound form, and is supported by 2 Timothy 1:8, 12. (For the sentiment, see the "Ministration of Public Baptism" - "We receive this child," etc.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou therefore endure hardness,.... "Or afflictions"; as in 2 Timothy 4:5. The same word is used there as here, and properly signifies, "suffer evil"; and means the evil of afflictions, as persecutions of every kind, loss of name and goods, scourging, imprisonment, and death itself, for the sake of Christ and the Gospel:

as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Christ is the Captain of salvation, the Leader and Commander of the people, who are made a willing people in the day of his power; or when he raises his forces, and musters his armies, these are volunteers, who willingly enlist themselves into his service, and under his banners fight his battles; and such who manfully behave against sin, Satan, and the world, are his good soldiers; such are all true believers in Christ, and particularly the ministers of the word, whose ministry is a warfare, and who fight the good fight of faith; and besides the above enemies, which they have in common with other saints, have to do with teachers, who are wolves in sheep's clothing.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Thou therefore endure hardness—The oldest manuscripts have no "Thou therefore," and read, "Endure hardship with (me)." "Take thy share in suffering" [Conybeare and Howson].

2 Timothy 2:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Grace and Perseverance
2The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No 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.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk?

1 Timothy 1:18
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,

2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.

2 Timothy 2:10
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

Philemon 1:2
also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier--and to the church that meets in your home:
Treasury of Scripture

You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

endure.

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2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of …

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

1 Corinthians 13:7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation…

Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were …

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for …

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

a good.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh…

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1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies …

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