Parallel Verses

Amplified

Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching 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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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.

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;

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 the people of these facts, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good, and [upsets and undermines and] ruins [the faith of] those who listen. 15 Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth. 16 But avoid all irreverent babble and godless chatter [with its profane, empty words], for it will lead to further ungodliness,


Cross References

John 21:15-17

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with total commitment and devotion]?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You [with a deep, personal affection, as for a close friend].” Jesus said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

Luke 12:42

The Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward [of the estate], whom his master will put in charge over his household, to give his servants their portion of food at the proper time?

Acts 2:22

“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and attested to you by God with [the power to perform] miracles and wonders and signs which God worked through Him in your [very] midst, just as you yourselves know—

Acts 20:27

For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan of God.

Romans 14:18

For the one who serves Christ in this way [recognizing that food choice is secondary] is acceptable to God and is approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles, the one tested and approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we do speak wisdom among those spiritually mature [believers who have teachable hearts and a greater understanding]; but [it is a higher] wisdom not [the wisdom] of this present age nor of the rulers and leaders of this age, who are passing away;

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

However, brothers and sisters, I could not talk to you as to spiritual people, but [only] as to worldly people [dominated by human nature], mere infants [in the new life] in Christ!

2 Corinthians 3:6

He has qualified us [making us sufficient] as ministers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not of the letter [of a written code] but of the Spirit; for the letter [of the Law] kills [by revealing sin and demanding obedience], but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have renounced the disgraceful things hidden because of shame; not walking in trickery or adulterating the word of God, but by stating the truth [openly and plainly], we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth] or away from home [and with Him], it is our [constant] ambition to be pleasing to Him.

2 Corinthians 6:3-4

we put no obstruction in anyone’s path, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

2 Corinthians 10:18

For it is not he who commends and praises himself who is approved [by God], but it is the one whom the Lord commends and praises.

Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Ephesians 1:13

In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].

1 Thessalonians 2:4

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel [that tells the good news of salvation through faith in Christ], so we speak, not as [if we were trying] to please people [to gain power and popularity], but to please God who examines our hearts [expecting our best].

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We [earnestly] urge you, believers, admonish those who are out of line [the undisciplined, the unruly, the disorderly], encourage the timid [who lack spiritual courage], help the [spiritually] weak, be very patient with everyone [always controlling your temper].

1 Timothy 4:6

If you point out these instructions to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished [through study] on the words of the faith and of the good [Christian] doctrine which you have closely followed.

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Let no one look down on [you because of] your youth, but be an example and set a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in [moral] purity.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience [as those who died in the wilderness].

Hebrews 5:11-14

Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen.

James 1:18

It was of His own will that He gave us birth [as His children] by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits of His creatures [a prime example of what He created to be set apart to Himself—sanctified, made holy for His divine purposes].

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin];

2 Peter 1:15

Moreover, I will diligently endeavor [to see to it] that even after my departure you will be able, at all times, to call these things to mind.

2 Peter 3:14

So, beloved, since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent and make every effort to be found by Him [at His return] spotless and blameless, in peace [that is, inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual well-being and confidence, having lived a life of obedience to Him].

Matthew 13:52

He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things that are new and fresh and things that are old and familiar.”

Mark 4:33

With many such parables, Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear and understand it;

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