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 2:3

  • Jim Sorrell for verse 3
    To gain a better understanding of this verse I have enrolled in karate training. I learned how to fight. I learned loyalty towards my instructors and their goal for my betterment. I learned to endure the repetitions and the injuries. I learned that God is with me wherever I go.
  • Suffering is a part of life when it come to living for Christ Jesus. Jesus suffer and die for my sin so why can 't I suffer for my own sin that I commit. As a soilder of Jesus Christ we have the faith and the power to handle what come our way. The word says: I can do all things through Christ who straingten me.
  • Ray ortiz for verse 3
    To become a soldier, we must first go to booth camp. We have to practice and practice for the fight. God will never throw us in a fight we can 't handle. He will reward us with the whole armore of God. Amen
  • It has encouraged me during a difficult time
  • God at times disciplines me through a trial. God can be depended upon. He may be asking me, can I depend on your faith? He knows the answer but He wants me to realize that my faith is strong and growing stronger as He molds me to a certainty in a life of faith.
  • Deborah for verse 3
    Whatever is hard for me such as suffering,affliction or trial ,I can endure it as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. As a soldier I can put on the whole armor of God (sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God,breastplate of righteousness,shield of faith, helmet of salvation
    feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace...)