2 Timothy 2:4-14 NRS

4 No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier's aim is to please the enlisting officer.
5 And in the case of an athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules.
6 It is the farmer who does the work who ought to have the first share of the crops.
7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel,
9 for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.
10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God a that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening.

References for 2 Timothy 2:14

    • d 2:14 - Other ancient authorities read [the Lord]