Thou, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Thou, therefore, work hard as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.
The husbandman, in order to receive the fruits, must first work hard.
Understand what I say, that the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead, according to my gospel,
in which I suffer trouble, like unto an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the saving health which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
This is a faithful word: That if we are dead with him, we shall also live with him;
if we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
if we are unfaithful, yet he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.