2 Timothy 2:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diuiding the word of trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

Bisili kepe to yyue thi silf a preued preisable werkman to God, with oute schame, riytli tretinge the word of treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 2:15

2:15 A workman that needeth not to be ashamed - Either of unfaithfulness or unskilfulness. Rightly dividing the word of truth - Duly explaining and applying the whole scripture, so as to give each hearer his due portion. But they that give one part of the gospel to all (the promises and comforts to unawakened, hardened, scoffing men) have real need to be ashamed.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 2:15

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself. To this end the utmost diligence must be used. Approved unto God. Such a preacher that his work will please the Heavenly Father. A workman that needeth not to be ashamed. Whose life and work are such as to honor Christ and the gospel. This requires a pure life as well as judicious work. Rightly dividing the word of truth. The Revised Version reads, "Handling aright". The Greek word "orthotomeo" means, literally, "cutting straight". The thought, probably, is to present the truth clearly, truthfully, without blunders, and with an exactness which cannot be gainsaid.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 2

  • MockingBird
    I believe this passage is telling me to be in God's word daily : to study and meditate in it day and night to let it not depart from mine eyes : To know what God is saying for each and every situation and or circumstance I face rightly dividing the Truth : Then shall I make my way prosperous and then shall I have good success !!! I will not be ashamed at His coming !!! I will be approved of God . to be approved of God , there will be a time of testing !!
  • MockingBird
    The foundation of God is sure : Which is Jesus Christ : His Word : I that have received Jesus as my Lord and Savior : The Lord knows me as His own .He will not tolerate sin in my life : Sin breaks my fellowship with God although it does not sever me from being His child : If I want a clear channel between me and my Lord I must keep myself clean and resist any temptation to sin. But if I sin , I have an advocate with my Father : Jesus Christ : If I confess and forsake the sin : He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse me from all unrighteousness !!!! Praise God !!!
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie
    for the same bible says that for whosoever that shall call on the name of the lord shall be saved. and it is only the righteous that will be saved. this verse is telling us that God knows his children and the salvation that he promised us is sealed by the resurrection of his son. so in other for us to inherit this we should move away from sin.
  • Solomon B. Smith
    Indeed the foundation of God is Christ Jesus. Therefore, those of us that have Christ should know that God knows us even by name and base upon this we must be percuelar and not confirming to evil because the that a man does live after him. We have account to give to our maker who is the God Almighty. Having the seal which is the holy spirit is vital and we guided by that in our spiritual walk with God.
  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. God's grace are sufficient enough for us as Jesus shed his blood for us to be saved and to have life in abundance. Keep thanking and Praising Jesus for everything he have done into our lives. There is no other above name and there is no other Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Shalom its only Jesus. Thanks be to God. Amen
  • Bekezela Dube
    We absolutely ought to die in flesh and grow in Spirit for carnal mind is death and Spiritual mind is Life. The Word of God states it clearly that unless you are in Spirit you will not understand the things of the Spirit and The Spirit of the Lord will not dwell where there is darkness for darkness and light shall not meet. As God knows us, each by our names and before we were created in our mom's wombs, we therefore need to pray for the Spirit of Truth. For the truth shall set us free from sin and bondage. For 1 John1v 9-10 says, If you say you have not sinned you are a liar and verse 10 has a promise there " If u confess your sins I Am Just to forgive you" says the Lord. Isaiah says he was bruised for our transgressions. Say no to sin!!!!!!!