Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
And the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, commit thou the same to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also.
Endure thou therefore hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
No man who warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
And if also a man strive for masteries, yet he is not crowned unless he strive lawfully.
The husbandman who laboreth must be the first partaker of the fruits.
Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my Gospel,
wherein I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even unto bonds. But the Word of God is not bound.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him;
if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
if we believe not, yet He abideth faithful; He cannot deny Himself.