4 No soldier in active service 1entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

References for 2 Timothy 2:4

5 Also if anyone 2competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless * he competes according to the rules.

References for 2 Timothy 2:5

    • b 2:5 - Lit "is not crowned"