No soldier in active service (A)entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. Also if anyone (B)competes as an athlete, he [a]does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. (C)The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:5 Lit is not crowned