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 2:15

  • Oakantse Modisa for verse 15
    The written word of God reveals His nature, studying His word brings us to an understanding of who He is and promotes fellowship that ensure speaking God inspired revelations from scripture readings. The more we know the word of God the more we recognize His voice and get approved by Him who is greater than all. Jesus my Lord.
  • Rightfully dividing the word of truth. This tells me to be vigilant in finding the truth in ALL we DO HEAR or read in our daily lives. I don 't see how this is limited to the study of the bible as it is TRUTH 100 . When we sit with others and speak of GOD 'S WORD, we must be vigilant ensuring no False Doctrines are pushed as a truth. GOD speaks to us all through this book, when I read that verse, it is what I hear. With Political matters, World news matters, we must all be vigilant and study for the truths. Miss them,we miss much more, miss too much.. trouble cometh for the blind D tis how I hear it.
  • Eric Petrie for verse 15
    This scripture is old favorite! It let 's each minister of the Gospel, servant, and believer to fully devote them selves faithfully to the application of one 's God given work. God will always grant his seal of approval upon this type of worker because of his pure heart and sincere life. There life is open before God and is naked and not ashamed.
  • Moses Njenga for verse 15
    It 's not Timothy today, its you and me, we should emulate the Church of Bereans by studying and rightly dividing in the midst of false doctrine,.shame will be a thing of past for the Gospel is the power of GOD unto salvation.
  • Luther Das for verse 15
    2nd Timothy tells a christian to be diligent to know read more about how God wants a christian person to be.
  • Anonymous for verse 15
    This is very beautiful and really powerful verse.