2 Timothy 2:3

“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou therefore indure hardnesse, as a good souldier of Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Suffer hardship with {me,} as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Suffer hardship with `me', as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be ready to do without the comforts of life, as one of the army of Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

As a good soldier of Christ Jesus accept your share of suffering.
- Weymouth Bible

You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

Trauele thou as a good knyyt of Crist Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

thou, therefore, suffer evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:3


2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Timothy was a soldier of the cross. It is the part of a soldier to suffer as well as to fight.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • Jim mccoy
    The real mystery are in verses 5-6. The word masteries represent areas of total control eg: the tongue thought life passions etc. The text goes on to say victories are accomplished only by adhering to biblical principals. Ver. 6 says the worker in the kingdom must first be in possession of the fruits of the Spirit. These verses reveal the qualifications of the man of god in service to the lord.
  • Pamela roberson
    I feel that 2Timothy2 give a clear understanding to the believer as to how we are to live our lives knowing that as a worker .. solder ... Christian ...we must suffer with Christ to live with him .. it's a great chapter on instruction for the believer Awesome!!!
  • Ann
    There is only one verse in the Bible that tells you how to study: 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Rightly dividing means to divide Israel's prophetic program from the mystery program given to Paul. The Gospel of grace is to believe in Jesus' death, burial, resurrection all by grace through faith!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    True and accurate amen. Shalom yedda dim !
  • Abi
    As a follower of Christ, we will have hardship but we must endure it as 2 Timothy 2:3 encourages us to be
  • Godfrey kaaya
    The hardness referred to in this verse is one to sharpen. Remember even Jesus before he started his ministry had to go through the hardness in the desert when fasting.
    The good news is that we our already conquerors because the bible says there is no temptation that has taken you which is not common to man, but God is very faithful that He will not let you be tempted beyond your capacity.