To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
 May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
 May he grant you your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans!
 May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
 They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
 O LORD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.
(Psalm 20 ESV)
 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,  and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.  Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.  An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.  Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,  for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!  Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.  The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
 if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself.
(2 Timothy 2:1-13 ESV)