Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain utterances: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


Cross References

John 21:15-17

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

Acts 2:22

You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:

Acts 20:27

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Romans 14:18

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

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles approved in Christ. Greet them who are of Aristobulus' household.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing:

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 6:3-4

Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry be not blamed:

2 Corinthians 10:18

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

Galatians 1:10

For do I now seek the favor of men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 1:13

In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,

1 Thessalonians 2:4

But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are idle, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Timothy 4:6

If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, which you have attained.

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 5:11-14

Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to explain, seeing you are dull of hearing.

James 1:18

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:

2 Peter 1:15

Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my departure to have these things always in remembrance.

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Matthew 13:52

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Mark 4:33

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

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