Titus 1:9
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New International Version
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

New Living Translation
He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it.

International Standard Version
He must be devoted to the trustworthy message that agrees with what we teach, so that he may be able to encourage others with healthy doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

NET Bible
He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He should care for the teaching of the word of faith, as to be able also to comfort by his sound teaching, and rebuke those who are contentious.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must be devoted to the trustworthy message we teach. Then he can use these accurate teachings to encourage people and correct those who oppose the word.

New American Standard 1977
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Jubilee Bible 2000
holding fast the doctrine according to the faithful word, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

King James 2000 Bible
Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to refute the opposition.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:5-9 The character and qualification of pastors, here called elders and bishops, agree with what the apostle wrote to Timothy. Being such bishops and overseers of the flock, to be examples to them, and God's stewards to take care of the affairs of his household, there is great reason that they should be blameless. What they are not to be, is plainly shown, as well as what they are to be, as servants of Christ, and able ministers of the letter and practice of the gospel. And here are described the spirit and practice becoming such as should be examples of good works.
Study Bible
Appointing Elders on Crete
8Instead, he must be hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9He 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. 10For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,…
Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brothers, stand firm and cling to the traditions we taught you, whether by speech or by letter.

1 Timothy 1:10
for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave traders and liars and perjurers, and for anyone else who is averse to sound teaching

1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and thereby shipwrecked their faith.

2 Timothy 1:13
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14
But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them.

Titus 2:1
But as for you, speak the things that are consistent with sound doctrine.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall …

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 …

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in …

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

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, …

fast.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

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 …

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the …

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 …

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even …

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

to convince.

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching …

Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by …

1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or …

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

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