2 Timothy 2:1-9 NIV

The Appeal Renewed

1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

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3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.

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6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.

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7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,

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

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