No soldier on service (oudei strateuomeno). "No one serving as a soldier." See 1 Corinthians 9:7 for this old verb and 2 Corinthians 10:3 ; 1 Timothy 1:18 for the metaphorical use. Entangleth himself (empleketai). Old compound, to inweave (see Matthew 27:29 for plekw), in N.T. only here and 2 Peter 2:20 . Present middle (direct) indicative. In the affairs (tai pragmateiai). Old word (from pragmateuomai, Luke 19:13 ), business, occupation, only here in N.T. Of this life (tou biou). No "this" in the Greek, "of life" (course of life as in 1 Timothy 2:2 , not existence zwh). Him who enrolled him as a soldier (twi stratologhsanti). Dative case after aresh (first aorist active subjunctive of areskw, to please, 1 Thessalonians 2:4 , purpose clause with ina) of the articular first aorist active participle of stratologew, literary Koin word (stratologo, from strato and legw), only here in N.T.