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

  • BSP
    Paul delegated responsibility to Timothy in verse 2. Sharing responsibility can help to lighten our load.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    True and accurate amen. Shalom yedda dim !
  • Mirjam
    The Word to consider first and foremost is Strong. I looked up adjectives for the opposite and came up with so many but will list a few: weak, indifferent,feeble, ineffective inactive, sluggish, Moderate, unhealthy, impotent, etc. Paul is encouraging young Timothy to be strong grounded, effective, immovable, able, fixed, trustworthy etc but not in his own strength or abilities, but in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Grace has to do with the finished work of God through Christ. This Grace is free and makes us victorious. We see the same in Ephesians 6:10 where as believers we are encouraged to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might to be able to withstand any form of opposition in the physical and spiritual realm. Hence, Timothy was to rely on the finished work of Christ whereby every enemy of the gospel has been defeated through the sacrifice of the lamb. Grace in this context is relying on what has already been done in order not to waiver or be discouraged.
  • Norm
    But thou hast mercy upon all; for thou canst do all things, and winkest at the sins of men, because they should amend. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) (for he is faithful that promised;) (by grace ye are saved;) The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: (he is Lord of all:)
  • Norm
    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
  • Plummer harris
    I like this chapter,I had no understanding of what GOD GRACE was about now I know what GOD GRACE is and I will live my life according to it.