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

  • Thomas of Iowa
    Thank God for the Word, and the clear instructions: II Tim 2:15 tells us all we need to do to understand wherein we stand! Right dividing eliminates confusion and helps us to show other people the message of grace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Abi
    As a follower of Christ, we will have hardship but we must endure it as 2 Timothy 2:3 encourages us to be