Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament2 Timothy 2:3
- Suffer hardship with me (sunkakopathson).
- See 1:8 for this verb. The old preacher challenges the young one to share hardship with him for Christ.
- As a good soldier (ov kalov stratiwthv).
- Paul does not hesitate to use this military metaphor (this word only here for a servant of Christ) with which he is so familiar. He had already used the metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9:7; 2 Corinthians 10:3; 1 Timothy 1:18. In Philippians 2:25 he called Epaphroditus "my fellow-soldier" (sunstratiwthn mou) as he did Archippus in Philemon 1:2.