Titus 2:8
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English Standard Version
and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

King James Bible
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

American Standard Version
sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sound word that can not be blamed: that he, who is on the contrary part, may be afraid, having no evil to say of us.

English Revised Version
sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say concerning you.

Weymouth New Testament
and healthy language which no one can censure, so that our opponents may feel ashamed at having nothing evil to say against us.

Titus 2:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sound speech (λόγον ὑγιῆ)

Ὑγιής sound, only here in Pastorals. The usual form is the participle, as ὑγιαινόντων λόγων, 2 Timothy 1:13; ὑγιαίνουσι λόγοις, 1 Timothy 6:3.

That cannot be condemned (ἀκατάγνωστον)

N.T.o. oClass. See 2 Macc. 4:47.

He that is of the contrary part (ὁ ἐξ ἐναντίας)

The phrase N.T.o. See Mark 15:39. The heathen opposer is meant. Comp. blasphemed, Titus 2:5, and 1 Timothy 6:1. Ἑναντίος contrary, in Paul only 1 Thessalonians 2:15.

May be ashamed (ἐντραπῇ)

Only here in Pastorals. In Paul, 1 Corinthians 4:14, note; 2 Thessalonians 3:14, note, and see on Matthew 21:37.

Evil thing (φαῦλον)

Only here in Pastorals. In Paul, Romans 9:11; 2 Corinthians 5:10. See on John 3:20.

Titus 2:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Sound.

Mark 12:17,28,32,34 And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's...

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

that he.

Nehemiah 5:9 Also I said, It is not good that you do...

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

1 Peter 2:12,15 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

may.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said...

Luke 13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed...

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

having.

Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without murmurings and disputings...

Cross References
Luke 13:17
As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

2 Thessalonians 3:14
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.

Titus 3:14
And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

1 Peter 2:12
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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