2 Timothy 2:15
Good News Translation
Do your best to win full approval in God's sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of God's truth.

Contemporary English Version
Do your best to win God's approval as a worker who doesn't need to be ashamed and who teaches only the true message.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

New American Bible
Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Study.

Hebrews 4:11 Let us hasten therefore to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief.

2 Peter 1:10,15 Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election. For doing these things, you shall not sin at any time. . . .

2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, dearly beloved, waiting for these things, be diligent that you may be found before him unspotted and blameless in peace.

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approved.

Acts 2:22 Ye 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 also know:

Romans 14:18 For he that in this serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apellas, approved in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:9 And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts.

a workman.

Matthew 13:52 He said unto them: Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old.

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth.

2 Corinthians 6:3,4 Giving no offence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed. . . .

1 Timothy 4:6,12-16 These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto. . . .

rightly.

Matthew 13:52 He said unto them: Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old.

Mark 4:33 And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according as they were able to hear.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

John 21:15-17 When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs. . . .

Acts 20:27 For I have not spread to declare unto you all, the counsel of God.

1 Corinthians 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

1 Corinthians 3:1,2 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:2 But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.

Hebrews 5:11-14 Of whom we have much to say and hard to be intelligibly uttered: because you are become weak to hear. . . .

Context
The Lord's Approved Workman
14Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words: for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness.…
Cross References
Romans 6:13
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God.

Ephesians 1:13
In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation), in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:18
For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

Additional Translations
Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.

Hasten to present yourself approved to God, a workman not ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

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.

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

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

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.

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

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