No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
Treasury of Scripture
Deuteronomy 20:5-7 And the officers shall speak to the people, saying, What man is there that has built a new house, and has not dedicated it...
Luke 9:59-62 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father...
2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth...
1 Corinthians 9:25,26 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown...
1 Timothy 6:9-12 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...
1 Corinthians 7:22,23 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free...
2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God...
ContextGrace and Perseverance
1You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier. 5And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits. 7Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things. 8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.
No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses; that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.
Darby Bible Translation
No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.
King James Bible
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Young's Literal Translation
no one serving as a soldier did entangle himself with the affairs of life, that him who did enlist him he may please;