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2 Timothy 2:1-10 (Epistle, St. Demetrius)

1

You therefore, my son, be 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 endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

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And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

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The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.

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Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

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Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,

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for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.

10

Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

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