3 1Suffer hardship with me, as a good 2soldier of 3Christ Jesus.
4 No soldier in active service 4entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
5 Also if anyone 5competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless * he competes according to the rules.
6 6The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.