2 Timothy 2:15 Endeavour to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

Endeavour to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth 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.

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.

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 
Usage: 256

References

Images 2 Timothy 2:15

Prayers for 2 Timothy 2:15

Context Readings

A Worker Approved To God And Not Ashamed

14 These things remind them of, charging them before the Lord not to contend about words, which is profitable for nothing, and tends to the subversion of the hearers. 15 Endeavour to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But avoid prophane empty harangues; for they will proceed to more impiety,


Cross References

John 21:15-17

Now when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yes, Lord, Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who is indeed that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his family to give out the measure of food in due season?

Acts 2:22

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you, by miracles, and prodigies, and signs, which God wrought by Him in the midst of you,

Acts 20:27

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

Romans 14:18

that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Salute Apelles, a man approved in Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet we speak true wisdom among the perfect: though not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

And I, my brethren, could not speak to you, as to spiritual persons, but as to carnal ones, even as to babes in Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:9

Wherefore we are also ambitious, whether dwelling in the body, or out of it, to be well-pleasing to Him.

2 Corinthians 6:3-4

We give no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2 Corinthians 10:18

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

Galatians 1:10

For do I now persuade you to obey men or God? Or do I seek to please men? if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 1:13

In whom ye also trusted, when ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also when ye believed, ye were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise,

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be of a patient spirit towards all.

1 Timothy 4:6

If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, as one brought up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.

1 Timothy 4:12-16

Let no one have cause to despise thy youth; but he thou an example to believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Hebrews 4:11

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, least any one fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 5:11-14

Concerning whom we have much to say and difficult to be explained, since ye are become dull of hearing.

James 1:18

who hath of his own will begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore, my brethren, be the more diligent thus to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things ye shall never fall.

2 Peter 1:15

And I will endeavour that after my departure also ye may always be able to call these things to remembrance.

2 Peter 3:14

Wherefore, beloved, seeing ye expect these things, give diligence to be found of Him in peace, spotless and blameless;

Matthew 13:52

Therefore every teacher, who has been thus instructed in the knowledge of the kingdom of heaven, is like a master of a family, who brings forth out of his store things new and old.

Mark 4:33

And in many such parables spake He the word to them, as they had ability to hear it: but spake not to them without a parable.



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