2 Timothy 2:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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

New King James Version
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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

NASB 1995
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

NASB 1977
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Amplified Bible
Take with me your share of hardship [passing through the difficulties which you are called to endure], like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
As a good soldier of Christ Jesus you must endure your share of suffering.

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

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

Good News Translation
Take your part in suffering, as a loyal soldier of Christ Jesus.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
you, therefore, suffer evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ;

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

New Heart English Bible
You therefore must share in hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Grace and Perseverance
2And the things that you have heard me say among many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be qualified to teach others as well. 3Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4A soldier refrains from entangling himself in civilian affairs, in order to please the one who enlisted him.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk?

1 Timothy 1:18
Timothy, my child, I entrust you with this command in keeping with the previous prophecies about you, so that by them you may fight the good fight,

2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,

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

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!

2 Timothy 2:10
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

Philemon 1:2
to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets at your house:


Treasury of Scripture

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

endure.

2 Timothy 2:10
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 1:8
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2 Timothy 3:11
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

a good.

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

Ephesians 6:11-18
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…

See on

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;









(3) Thou therefore endure hardness.--The older authorities do not contain the Greek word rendered "thou therefore." The word translated "endure hardness" in the older authorities is compounded with a preposition, and is better and more literally rendered, take thy share in suffering. But Timothy must remember, if he obeys St. Paul's voice, and with steady earnestness follows St. Paul's tracks, the very same sufferings which have been the master's guerdon will be the lot of the loyal disciple. So St. Paul adds, "Take thy share of suffering," or, "Suffer hardship with me." Timothy must be prepared for this. He must look on himself as one of the pioneers of the army of the great King, as a tried veteran, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, prepared for the dangers and trials which in those days awaited such a calling. Then, under three different pictures, the Apostle paints the duties and rewards of a Christian's life.

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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Join me in suffering,
Συνκακοπάθησον (Synkakopathēson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4777: To suffer hardships together with. From sun and kakopatheo; to suffer hardship in company with.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

[a] good
καλὸς (kalos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

soldier
στρατιώτης (stratiōtēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4757: A soldier. From a presumed derivative of the same as stratia; a camper-out, i.e. A warrior.

of Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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