Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

No soldier on active duty, gets himself involved in the affairs of civilian life, so that he can please the person who enlisted him [i.e., his commanding officer].

New American Standard Bible

No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.

International Standard Version

No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.

A Conservative Version

No man who serves in the military entangles himself in the affairs of life, so that he may please the man who enlisted the army.

American 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.

Amplified

No soldier in active service gets entangled in the [ordinary business] affairs of civilian life; [he avoids them] so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve.

Anderson New Testament

Every one that serves as a soldier keeps himself free from the business of this life, that he may please him that has chosen him to be a soldier.

Bible in Basic English

A fighting man, when he is with the army, keeps himself free from the business of this life so that he may be pleasing to him who has taken him into his army.

Common New Testament

No soldier in active service gets entangled in civilian affairs, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that enters into the service, disengages himself from civil affairs, that he may be acceptable to his officer.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

No one operating as a soldier is entangled with the affairs of life; in order that he may please his commander.

Goodspeed New Testament

Anyone who is in the army keeps from being involved in business affairs, so as to please the officer who enlisted him.

John Wesley New Testament

No man that warreth intangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath inlisted him.

Julia Smith Translation

None making war is entangled with the affairs of life: that he may please him having enlisted him.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

No one who serves as a soldier is entangled in the activities of [everyday] life, so that he may please the one who enlisted [him].

Modern King James verseion

No one who wars tangles with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who chose him to be a soldier.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man that warreth entangleth himself with worldly business; and that, because he would please him that hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Moffatt New Testament

No soldier gets entangled in civil pursuits; his aim is to satisfy his commander.

Montgomery New Testament

A soldier in active service avoids entangling himself in the every-day affairs of life, so that he may please his commander.

NET Bible

No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the one who recruited him.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

No one serving as a soldier entangleth himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who chose him to be a soldier.

Sawyer New Testament

No one who serves as a soldier is involved in the business of life, that he may please him who has employed him as a soldier.

The Emphasized Bible

No one that is serving as a soldier, entangleth himself with the matters of his livelihood, that he may please him that hath summoned him to serve as a soldier;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

No man who enters the army involves himself with secular affairs; that he may please the person who hath enlisted him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

A soldier on active service, to please his superior officer, always avoids entangling himself in the affairs of ordinary life.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

No soldier ever allows himself to be involved in the business affairs of life, so that he may please the officer who enlisted him.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

No one, that enters into military service, embarrasseth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him.

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7

ἐμπλέκω 
Empleko 
Usage: 2

with the affairs of
πραγματεία 
Pragmateia 
Usage: 1

βίος 
Bios 
Usage: 6

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

he may please
ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

Context Readings

Exhortation To Be Strong In Grace

3 [Be willing to] suffer hardship with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier on active duty, gets himself involved in the affairs of civilian life, so that he can please the person who enlisted him [i.e., his commanding officer]. 5 And if a person competes as an athlete, he is not awarded the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.


Cross References

2 Peter 2:20

For if people who have escaped from the defiling practices of the world by coming to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, become tangled up in them again, and are overcome by them, these people are worse off than before they were converted.

Luke 8:14

And those people [represented by the seed] that fell among thorns are the ones who have heard [the word], and as they go about their business, they become choked by worry, by money and by worldly pleasures, and produce no mature crop.

Luke 9:59-62

And [then] He said to another person, "Become my follower." But he replied, "Lord, allow me to go and bury my father first."

1 Corinthians 7:22-23

For the person who was a slave when called by the Lord is [now] the Lord's freed person. In the same way, the person who was free when he was called [by the Lord] is [now] Christ's slave.

1 Corinthians 9:25-26

And everyone who [strenuously] competes in athletic events exercises self-control during training. Now they do this to receive a laurel wreath that withers, but we [do it to receive] a lasting crown.

2 Corinthians 5:9

So, we are also eager to please God very much, whether we are at home [in our body] or away from it.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

Instead, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel. So, we speak, not trying to please people but God, who examines [the motives of] our hearts.

1 Timothy 6:9-12

But those people who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and [spiritual] destruction.

2 Timothy 4:10

for Demas loved this world and [so] has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia.

2 Timothy 4:10-7

for Demas loved this world and [so] has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia.

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