1Thoutherefore,myson, be strongin the grace that is inChristJesus.2And the things that thou hast heardofmeamongamanywitnesses, the same commit thou to faithfulmen,who shall beable to teachothersalso.3Thoutherefore endure hardness , as a goodsoldier of JesusChrist.4
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 .
5Andif a manalsostrive for masteries, yet is henotcrowned , except he strivelawfully.6
The husbandman that laboureth must befirstpartaker of the fruits.7Considerwhat I say ; and the Lordgivetheeunderstandingin all things.8Remember that JesusChristof the seed of David was raisedfrom the dead according tomygospel:9WhereinI suffer trouble , as an evil doer, even untobonds;but the word of Godisnotbound .
10ThereforeIendure all thingsfor the elect'ssakes,thattheymayalsoobtain the salvationwhich is inChristJesuswitheternalglory.11
It is a faithfulsaying:Forif we be dead with him, we shallalso live with him:
12If we suffer , we shallalso reign with him: if we deny him, he also will denyus:13If we believe not , yet heabidethfaithful: he cannotdenyhimself.