2 Timothy 2:4
A soldier refrains from entangling himself in civilian affairs, in order to please the one who enlisted him.
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that warreth.

Deuteronomy 20:5-7
Furthermore, the officers are to address the army, saying, "Has any man built a new house and not dedicated it? Let him return home, or he may die in battle and another man dedicate it. . . .

Luke 9:59-62
Then He said to another man, "Follow Me." "Lord, " the man replied, "first let me go and bury my father." . . .


2 Timothy 4:10
because Demas, in his love of this world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.

Luke 8:14
The seeds that fell among the thorns are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and their fruit does not mature.

1 Corinthians 9:25, 26
Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable. . . .

1 Timothy 6:9-12
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. . . .

2 Peter 2:20
If indeed they have escaped the corruption of the world through their knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, only to be entangled and overcome by it again, their final condition is worse than it was at first.

that he.

1 Corinthians 7:22, 23
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave. . . .

2 Corinthians 5:9
So we aspire to please Him, whether we are here in this body or away from it.

1 Thessalonians 2:4
Instead, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, not in order to please men but God, who examines our hearts.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

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

International Standard Version
No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.

NET Bible
No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the one who recruited him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Is not a Soldier bound in matters of the world to please him who has chosen him?
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