3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Other Translations of 2 Timothy 2:3

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

The Message

3 When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did.

New King James Version

3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation

3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:3

Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:1-7

(Read 2 Timothy 2:1-7)

As our trials increase, we need to grow stronger in that which is good; our faith stronger, our resolution stronger, our love to God and Christ stronger. This is opposed to our being strong in our own strength. All Christians, but especially ministers, must be faithful to their Captain, and resolute in his cause. The great care of a Christian must be to please Christ. We are to strive to get the mastery of our lusts and corruptions, but we cannot expect the prize unless we observe the laws. We must take care that we do good in a right manner, that our good may not be spoken evil of. Some who are active, spend their zeal about outward forms and doubtful disputations. But those who strive lawfully shall be crowned at last. If we would partake the fruits, we must labour; if we would gain the prize, we must run the race. We must do the will of God, before we receive the promises, for which reason we have need of patience. Together with our prayers for others, that the Lord would give them understanding in all things, we must exhort and stir them up to consider what they hear or read.