Be Strong

1 You therefore, my 1son, 2be strong in the grace that is in 3Christ Jesus.

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2 The things 4which you have heard from me in the presence of 5many witnesses, 6entrust these to 7faithful men who will be 8able to teach others also.
3 9Suffer hardship with me, as a good 10soldier of 11Christ Jesus.

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4 No soldier in active service 12entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

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5 Also if anyone 13competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless * he competes according to the rules.

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    • b 2:5 - Lit "is not crowned"
      6 14The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.

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      7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
      8 Remember Jesus Christ, 15risen from the dead, 16descendant of David, 17according to my gospel,

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      9 for which I 18suffer hardship even to 19imprisonment as a 20criminal; but 21the word of God 22is not imprisoned.

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      11 29It is a trustworthy statement: For 30if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;

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      12 If we endure, 31we will also reign with Him; If we 32deny Him, He also will deny us;

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      13 If we are faithless, 33He remains faithful, for 34He cannot * deny Himself.

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      An Unashamed Workman

      14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly 35charge them in the presence of God not to 36wrangle about words, which is useless * and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

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      15 Be diligent to 37present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling 38the word of truth.

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      16 But 39avoid 40worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

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        • e 2:16 - Lit "they will make further progress in ungodliness"