2 Timothy 2:4
Good News Translation
A soldier on active duty wants to please his commanding officer and so does not get mixed up in the affairs of civilian life.

Contemporary English Version
Soldiers on duty don't work at outside jobs. They try only to please their commanding officer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses: that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.

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No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses: that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.

that warreth.

Deuteronomy 20:5-7 And the captains shall proclaim through every band in the hearing of the army: What man is there, that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. . . .

Luke 9:59-62 But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go and to bury my father. . . .

entangleth.

2 Timothy 4:10 Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

1 Corinthians 9:25,26 And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself from all things. And they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown: but we an incorruptible one. . . .

1 Timothy 6:9-12 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

2 Peter 2:20 For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

that he.

1 Corinthians 7:22,23 For he that is called in the Lord, being a bondman, is the freeman of the Lord. Likewise he that is called, being free, is the bondman of Christ. . . .

2 Corinthians 5:9 And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts.

Context
Grace and Perseverance
3Labour as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses: that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself. 5For he also that striveth for the mastery is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.…
Cross References
Galatians 5:1
Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.

2 Peter 2:20
For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

Additional Translations
A soldier refrains from entangling himself in civilian affairs, in order to please the one who enlisted him.

No one serving as a soldier entangles himself in the affairs of this life, that he might please the one having enlisted him.

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.

No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.

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.

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 that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Every one who serves as a soldier keeps himself from becoming entangled in the world's business--so that he may satisfy the officer who enlisted him.

No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.

no one serving as a soldier did entangle himself with the affairs of life, that him who did enlist him he may please;
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