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

  • Irene123
    Rom. 2:6 - "Your fruitfulness in God will always be directly proportionate to your rootfullness in God"
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:3 THOU THEREFORE ENDURE HARDNESS AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST 2:4 NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE THAT HE MAY PLEASE HIM WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3 FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH GALATIANS 6:17 AND TAKE THE HEMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD
  • Brianna vs. 24
    What timely advice! We live in very upsetting times, and violence is being conducted as never before. So many use violence as a means to get "justice". Violence only begets violence. If cultivate the fruitage of the spirit we will be able to be restrained when wronged, and fully trust in Jehovah God to administer justice, not our fist ( or gun).
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY ROMANS 10:13 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    Rightly dividing is knowing the Word of God in Context (what it saying), who is directed to (Jews(Israel), Gentiles, or the Church) and Time Frame (Past, Present, or Future). O.T.(Past-mankind, Israel), Church Age(Present, saved(Faith alone in Jesus)
  • Ledua koro
    Yes indeeed God's word is the only solution to our problems, if we continue to read, meditate and study his word and seek God with our whole heart then we will understand him and how he works. If we understand his word then we can apply it to our lives and this will surely bring about changes. With the things that are happening around us we need to study God's word more and seek him diligently as in him are answers and promises.