Titus 1:9
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English Standard Version
He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Titus 1:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Holding fast (ἀντεχόμενον)

Only here in Pastorals. In Paul, 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (note).

The faithful word (τοῦ πιστοῦ λόγου)

The trustworthy, reliable word. Comp. 1 Timothy 1:15 (note).

As he hath been taught (κατὰ τὴν διδαχὴν)

Lit. according to the teaching. Const. with word. Agreeing with the apostolic teaching. For διδαχή teaching see on 2 Timothy 4:2.

May be able by sound doctrine both to exhort (δυνατὸς ῇ καὶ παρακαλεῖν ἐν τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ τῇ ὐγιαινούσῃ)

Rend. "may be able both to exhort in the sound teaching." For δυνατὸς able or powerful, see on 2 Timothy 1:12. Used by Paul in the phrase εἰ δυνατόν if it be possible, Romans 12:18; Galatians 4:15 : τὸ δυνατόν that which is possible, Romans 9:22 : of God, Romans 4:21; Romans 11:23 : of men, in the ethical sense, Romans 15:1; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Corinthians 13:9.

Convince (ἐλέγχειν)

Better, convict. See on John 3:20, and see on ἐλεγμὸν, 2 Timothy 3:16.

The gainsayers (τοὺς ἀντιλέγοντας)

In Pastorals only here and Titus 2:9. Once in Paul, Romans 10:21, cit. Mostly in Luke and Acts. Gainsay, Angl. Sax. gegn (Germ. gegen) "against," and "say." Wiclif, Luke 21:15 : For I schal gyue to you mouth and wysdom, to whiche alle youre aduersaries schulen not mowe agenstonde, and agenseye."

Titus 1:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Holding.

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man...

Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brothers, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our letter.

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you...

Revelation 2:25 But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

Revelation 3:3,11 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...

fast.

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

1 Timothy 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

as he hath been taught. or, in teaching. sound.

Titus 2:1,7,8 But speak you the things which become sound doctrine...

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for enslavers, for liars, for perjured persons...

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

to convince.

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

Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

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

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

1 Timothy 1:10
the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

1 Timothy 1:19
holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,

2 Timothy 1:13
Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it

Titus 2:1
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

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