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2 You therefore, amy son, bbe strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must cendure 1hardship das a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 eNo one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also fif anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and 2may the Lord ggive you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, hof the seed of David, iwas raised from the dead jaccording to my gospel, 9 kfor which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, leven to the point of chains; mbut the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore nI endure all things for the sake of the 3elect, othat they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
For pif we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
12 qIf we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
rIf we deny Him,
He also will deny us.
He remains faithful;
He scannot deny Himself.
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