Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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;

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 [Note: This probably refers to the "trustworthy men" there at Ephesus. See 2:2] of these things [i.e., the truths just mentioned. Verses 8-13], solemnly urging them, in the presence of the Lord, not to argue over words, [for] it is useless and brings [only] ruin to those who listen to it. 15 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. 16 But avoid worldly, empty chatter, for those who practice it will become more and more ungodly,


Cross References

John 21:15-17

So, after they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you really love me more than these [other disciples do]?" Peter answered Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." [Note: Since two different Greek words for "love" are used in this conversation, some scholars see a distinction in their meaning. See Butler, Vol. II, pp. 453-457 for a discussion of these views]. Jesus replied to him, "[Then] feed my lambs."

Luke 12:42

And the Lord answered, "Who then is the trustworthy and sensible property manager, to whom his master will assign the management of his household, to provide adequate and timely meals for its members?

Acts 2:22

"You people of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus from Nazareth was a man whom God [demonstrated] His approval of by powerful deeds, miracles and [supernatural] signs which He accomplished through Jesus in your very presence --- and you all know this!

Acts 20:27

For I held nothing back in declaring to you the entire message of God.

Romans 14:18

For the person who serves Christ with these qualities is very pleasing to God and wins the approval of people.

Romans 16:10

Greetings to Apelles, [who was tested and] approved in [the service of] Christ. Greetings to members of the family of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, we speak [divine] wisdom among people who are [spiritually] mature, yet it is not a wisdom of this current age, nor of [its] current rulers, who are coming to nothing.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I could not speak to you, brothers, as I would to spiritual people, but [I have to speak to you] as I would to worldly people, for you are immature children in [the fellowship of] Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:6

He has also made us competent as ministers of a New Agreement [i.e., between Himself and mankind]. It is not [an agreement] based [merely] on a written document [i.e., such as the law of Moses], but on the Holy Spirit, for the written document brings [spiritual] death [See Rom. 8:2], but the Holy Spirit brings [never ending] life.

2 Corinthians 4:2

Instead, we have renounced [the practice of] secret, disgraceful behavior. We do not practice deception, nor resort to distorting God's message. But, by making known the truth [i.e., the true message], we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the presence of God.

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.

2 Corinthians 6:3-4

[We try] not to place an obstacle in anyone's way [i.e., to keep them from accepting the Gospel message], so that our ministry would not be blamed.

2 Corinthians 10:18

For it is not the person who commends himself that is approved [by God], but the one whom the Lord commends.

Galatians 1:10

For am I seeking [to gain] the favor of men or of God? Or, am I striving to please people [by what I do]? If I were still [trying] to please people, I would not be a [true] servant of Christ.

Ephesians 1:13

You [Gentiles] also, who are in Christ, after having heard the message of truth, the good news about your salvation, and [after] believing in Him, were sealed [i.e., as evidence of ownership] with the promised Holy Spirit. [or, "the Holy Spirit who brings promises"].

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 Thessalonians 5:14

And we urge you, brothers, to warn those who are idle [Note: The word "idle" originally meant, "insubordinate, or unruly." See II Thess. 3:6-7, 11], encourage those who are timid, help the [spiritually] weak and be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 4:6

If you point out these things to the brothers you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, and will be nurtured by the message of the faith and of the good teaching which you have been following.

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity.

Hebrews 4:11

So, we should do our best to enter into that state of rest, so that no one fails [to do so] by following the same example of disobedience [i.e., as seen in the Israelites. See verses 2, 6].

Hebrews 5:11-14

[Now] we have many things to say about Melchizedek, but because of your slowness to grasp things, they are hard to explain.

James 1:18

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

2 Peter 1:10

So, brothers, be diligent to make sure of your calling and election [i.e., of your status as being selected by God], for when you do, you will never stumble [and fall away from God].

2 Peter 1:15

And I will make every effort to see that, after I leave [i.e., die], you will always be able to recall the things [I said to you].

2 Peter 3:14

So, my dearly loved ones, while you are waiting for these things [to happen], do your best to be found at peace with God, pure and blameless in His sight.

Matthew 13:52

Then He said to them, "Therefore every expert in the law of Moses who has been made a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is similar to a [wealthy] homeowner who brought [both] new and old things out of his supply of goods."

Mark 4:33

And He spoke "the word" to them [i.e., the crowds] with as many such parables as they were able to receive.

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