Titus 1:9
Good News Translation
He must hold firmly to the message which can be trusted and which agrees with the doctrine. In this way he will be able to encourage others with the true teaching and also to show the error of those who are opposed to it.

Contemporary English Version
They must stick to the true message they were taught, so their good teaching can help others and correct everyone who opposes it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to convince the gainsayers.

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Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to convince the gainsayers.

Holding.

Job 2:3 And the Lord said to Satan: Hast thou considered my servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil, and still keeping his innocence? But thou hast moved me against him, that I should afflict him without cause.

Job 27:6 My justification, which I have begun to hold, I will not forsake: for my heart doth not reprehend me in all my life.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith and in the love which is in Christ Jesus.

Jude 1:3 Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Revelation 2:25 Yet that which you have, hold fast till I come.

Revelation 3:3,11 Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee. . . .

fast.

1 Timothy 1:15 A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief.

1 Timothy 4:9 A faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to that doctrine which is according to godliness,

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

as he hath been taught.

Titus 2:1,7,8 But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine: . . .

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine:

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to that doctrine which is according to godliness,

2 Timothy 4:3 For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears:

to convince.

Titus 1:11 Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Acts 18:28 For with much vigour he convinced the Jews openly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all.

2 Timothy 2:25 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth;

Context
Appointing Elders on Crete
8But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent: 9Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to convince the gainsayers. 10For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision.…
Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.

1 Timothy 1:10
For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine:

1 Timothy 1:19
Having faith and a good conscience, which some rejecting have made shipwreck concerning the faith.

2 Timothy 1:13
Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith and in the love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14
But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned and which have been committed to thee. Knowing of whom thou hast learned them:

Titus 2:1
But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine:

Additional Translations
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it was taught, so that by sound teaching he will be able to encourage others and refute those who contradict this message.

holding to the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to convict those contradicting it.

Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the disputers.

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

clinging to the faithful word according to the doctrine taught, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute gainsayers.

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

holding fast to the faithful Message which he has received, so that he may be well qualified both to encourage others with sound teaching and to reply successfully to opponents.

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

holding -- according to the teaching -- to the stedfast word, that he may be able also to exhort in the sound teaching, and the gainsayers to convict;
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