And the things you have heard me say1 in the presence of many witnesses2 entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
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Endure hardship with us3 like a good soldier4 of Christ Jesus.
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No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown5 unless he competes according to the rules.
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The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.6
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Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead,7 descended from David.8 This is my gospel,9
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for which I am suffering10 even to the point of being chained11 like a criminal. But God's word12 is not chained.
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Therefore I endure everything13 for the sake of the elect,14 that they too may obtain the salvation15 that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.16
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Here is a trustworthy saying:17 If we died with him, we will also live with him;18
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if we endure, we will also reign with him.19 If we disown him, he will also disown us;20
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