(2Ti 2:15) Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. How do you define “rightly dividing” the word? Often I hear the phrase used in the definition of separating as in many pieces, some here- some there, grouping together phrases on one side or the other to fit ones theology. Looking at the word in the Greek along with the compound and base the definition appears to lean toward meaning a decisive, straight cut into the Word as in a straight level upright single path into the Word and to be much more decisive and cleanly straight forward than the common perception of implying repeated blows or hacking into pieces. As far as dissecting do you think it actually means to separate with multiple cuts or to cut cleanly with one straight into the Word and examine and analyze in detail without all the separating that many equate with the term “rightly dividing”? G3718 ὀρθοτομέω orthotomeō or-thot-om-eh'-o From a compound of G3717 and the base of G5114; to make a straight cut, that is, (figuratively) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message): - rightly divide. G3717 ὀρθός orthos or-thos' Probably from the base of G3735; right (as rising), that is, (perpendicularly) erect (figuratively honest), or (horizontally) level or direct: - straight, upright. G5114 τομώτερος tomōteros tom-o'-ter-os Compound of a derivative of the primary word τέμνω temnō (to cut; more comprehensive or decisive than G2875, as if by a single stroke; whereas that implies repeated blows, like hacking); more keen: - sharper.