2 Timothy 2:4-14 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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4 No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier's aim is to please the enlisting officer. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 And in the case of an athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules. 5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.
6 It is the farmer who does the work who ought to have the first share of the crops. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This 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. 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word 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. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may 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; 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we 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; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.