Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Be diligent to present thyself approved to God, an irreproachable workman, correctly traversing the word of truth.

New American Standard Bible

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

King James Version

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Holman Bible

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.

International Standard Version

Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.

American Standard Version

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

Amplified

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

An Understandable Version

Do your best to present yourself as a worker who is approved by God [and] does not have to be ashamed, [because you are] accurately handling [i.e., explaining] the message of truth.

Anderson New Testament

Strive to present yourself to God as approved, a workman that has no cause to be ashamed, rightly setting forth the word of truth.

Bible in Basic English

Let it be your care to get the approval of God, as a workman who has no cause for shame, giving the true word in the right way.

Common New Testament

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

endeavour to approve yourself to God, as an artist that is not afraid of reproach, by rightly explaining the word of truth.

Darby Translation

Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth.

Godbey New Testament

Study to present yourself to God approved, a workman not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do your best to win God's approval as a workman who has nothing to be ashamed of, but rightly shapes the message of truth.

John Wesley New Testament

Be diligent to present thyself unto God approved a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that has nothing to be ashamed of, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Julia Smith Translation

Be earnest to present thyself acceptable to God, a worker without shame, dividing rightly the word of truth.

King James 2000

Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, a worker having no need to be ashamed, guiding the word of truth along a straight path.

Modern King James verseion

Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Study to show thyself laudable unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word of truth justly.

Moffatt New Testament

Do your utmost to let God see that you at least are a sound workman, with no need to be ashamed of the way you handle the word of the Truth.

Montgomery New Testament

Strive earnestly to present yourself unto God, tested and proved worthy by trial, a workman unashamed, ever cutting a straight path for the message of the truth.

NET Bible

Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.

New Heart English Bible

Do your best to present yourself approved by God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

Noyes New Testament

Study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Sawyer New Testament

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a workman that will not be put to shame, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The Emphasized Bible

Give diligence, thyself, approved, to present unto God, - a workman not to be put to shame, skillfully handling the word of truth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be diligent to present thyself before God approved, a workman that need not blush, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do your utmost to show yourself true to God, a workman with no reason to be ashamed, accurate in delivering the Message of the Truth.

Webster

Study to show thyself approved to God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Weymouth New Testament

Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.

Williams New Testament

Do your best to present yourself to God an approved workman who has nothing to be ashamed of, who properly presents the message of truth.

World English Bible

Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn't need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

Worrell New Testament

Give diligence to present yourself approved to God, a workman not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Worsley New Testament

Endeavour to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

be diligent to present thyself approved to God -- a workman irreproachable, rightly dividing the word of the truth;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
σπουδάζω 
Spoudazo 
Usage: 11

to shew
παρίστημι παριστάνω 
Paristemi 
Usage: 38

σεαυτοῦ σεαυτῷ σεαυτόν σαυτοῦ σαυτῷ σα
Seautou 
Usage: 31

δόκιμος 
Dokimos 
Usage: 7

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐργάτης 
Ergates 
Usage: 6

that needeth not to be ashamed
ἀνεπαίσχυντος 
Anepaischuntos 
that needeth not to be ashamed
Usage: 1

ὀρθοτομέω 
Orthotomeo 
Usage: 1

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

References

Fausets

Hastings

Images 2 Timothy 2:15

Prayers for 2 Timothy 2:15

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

14 Remind them of these things, solemnly testifying in the sight of the Lord, not to brawl verbally, to nothing useful, to the ruin of those who hear. 15 Be diligent to present thyself approved to God, an irreproachable workman, correctly traversing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane babblings, for they will advance to greater impiety,


Cross References

John 21:15-17

So when they ate breakfast, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me more than these things? He says to him, Yea, Lord. Thou know that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager whom his lord will appoint over his service to give the provision on time?

Acts 2:22

Men, Israelites, hear ye these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man shown by God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know,

Acts 20:27

For I did not withdraw from declaring to you the whole plan of God.

Romans 14:18

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Salute Apelles, a man reliable in Christ. Salute the men from those of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among the fully developed, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who come to nothing.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, as to the childlike in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:6

who also made us qualified helpers of a new covenant, not of a document, but of a spirit, for the document kills but the spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore also we aspire, whether at home or away from home, to be well-pleasing to him.

2 Corinthians 6:3-4

giving not one cause of stumbling in anything, so that the ministry may not be criticized,

2 Corinthians 10:18

For he who commends himself, that man is not approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Galatians 1:10

For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.

Ephesians 1:13

In whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the good-news of your salvation, in whom also having believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise,

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we encourage you, brothers, admonish the unruly, strengthen the weak-spirited, help the infirmed, be patient toward all.

1 Timothy 4:6

Laying these things down to the brothers, thou will be a good helper of Jesus Christ, reared up in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine that thou have followed.

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Let no man disparage thy youth, but become an example of the faithful, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest, so that not any man may fall by the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 5:11-14

About whom, much subject matter from us is also difficult to explain, since ye have become sluggish in hearing.

James 1:18

Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, instead be diligent to make your calling and selection sure, for doing these things, ye would, no, not ever stumble.

2 Peter 1:15

And also I will endeavor for you to always have, after my departure, the memory of these things to apply.

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, anticipating these things, be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot and blameless.

Matthew 13:52

And he said to them, Because of this every scholar who has been instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a house-ruler, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Mark 4:33

And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.

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