Titus 2:15
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New International Version
These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

New Living Translation
You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. You have the authority to correct them when necessary, so don't let anyone disregard what you say.

English Standard Version
Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Berean Study Bible
Speak these things as you encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Berean Literal Bible
Speak these things, and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

New American Standard Bible
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

King James Bible
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Say these things, and encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

International Standard Version
These are the things you should teach. Encourage and refute with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.

NET Bible
So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don't let anyone look down on you.

New Heart English Bible
Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Speak these things; beseech and rebuke with all authority, and no man should despise you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tell these things to the believers. Encourage and correct them, using your full authority. Don't let anyone ignore you.

New American Standard 1977
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise thee.

King James 2000 Bible
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

American King James Version
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

American Standard Version
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things speak, and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Darby Bible Translation
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise thee.

English Revised Version
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Thus speak, exhort, reprove, with all impressiveness. Let no one make light of your authority.

World English Bible
Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Young's Literal Translation
these things be speaking, and exhorting, and convicting, with all charge; let no one despise thee!
Study Bible
God's Grace Brings Salvation
14He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. 15Speak these things as you encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:11
No one, then, should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he can return to me, for I am expecting him along with the brothers.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, and to teaching.

1 Timothy 5:20
But those who persist in sin should be rebuked in front of everyone, so that the others will stand in fear of sin.

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.

Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sternly, so that they will be sound in the faith,

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
Treasury of Scripture

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

speak. See on ch.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound …

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

with.

Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Mark 1:22,27 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one …

Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying…

Let.

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

(15) These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.--These words are the conclusion of this part of the Letter of St. Paul to Titus. A new division of the Epistle begins immediately after this verse with the third chapter. He is to speak the words--many of them sharp and bitter--told him by St. Paul; he is to remember now to exhort, now to rebuke, and all this "with authority," as chief pastor of the flock of Crete formally commissioned and appointed.

Let no man despise thee.--"Speak," wrote the brave-hearted old man Paul, "speak with decision, and rebuke and punish if need be with vigour, remembering the dark character of the people with whom you have to do." And perhaps in the background of this stirring admonition of the aged master to his disciple, placed in so difficult and responsible a position, there is the anxious warning again: Yes, but show all diligence too in your own words and doings, so that every word of thine may have its full weight, that none may despise thee on account of thine own life.

Verse 15. - Reprove fur rebuke, A.V. Authority (ἐπιταγῆς); see 1 Timothy 1:1 and above, Titus 1:3, "authoritative commandment." Let no man despise thee (περιφρονείσω); here only in the New Testament; used in a different sense by the LXX. in Wisd. 1:1, but in the same sense as here in 4 Macc. 6:9, and also in classical Greek. In 1 Timothy 4:12 and 1 Tim 6:2 St. Paul uses the more common word, καταφρονέω. The apostle thus winds up the preceding portion of his Epistle.



These things speak and exhort,.... Sound doctrine, the doctrine of grace, the doctrines of salvation and redemption by Christ, of peace, pardon, and cleansing by his blood; these speak out clearly, plainly, publicly, boldly, and faithfully: and the things which become sound doctrine; the duties of religion suitable to every age and sex, a denying of ungodliness and worldly lusts, a sober, righteous, and godly life and conversation, exhort unto; and encourage the saints to be zealous of good works, and comfort them with the expectation of the blessed hope, and glorious appearance of Christ.

And rebuke with all authority; such as imbibe errors and heresies, or indulge to vice and wickedness, with the authority both of Christ and his church, in the name of the one, and by the order and vote of the other, that the reproof may come with the greater weight; and in a grave and solemn manner, suitable to the dignity of the ministerial office and character, and with that sharpness and severity the offence requires.

Let no man despise thee; as negligent in the discharge of his office, or as doing it in a pusillanimous manner, or as behaving in his life and conversation unworthy of the character he bore, and so is a direction to himself; or else it may be considered as designed for the churches in Crete, and the professors of religion, and to be an instruction to them to value Titus, and treat him with respect, and not with contempt; which shows that this epistle was not written for Titus only, or for his own use, but for the service of others. The Ethiopic version reads, "let no man deceive thee". 15. with all authority—Translate, "authoritativeness" (compare "sharply," Tit 1:13).

Let no man despise thee—Speak with such vigor as to command respect (1Ti 4:12). Warn them with such authority that no one may think himself above (so the Greek literally) the need of admonition [Tittmann, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament]. 2:11-15 The doctrine of grace and salvation by the gospel, is for all ranks and conditions of men. It teaches to forsake sin; to have no more to do with it. An earthly, sensual conversation suits not a heavenly calling. It teaches to make conscience of that which is good. We must look to God in Christ, as the object of our hope and worship. A gospel conversation must be a godly conversation. See our duty in a very few words; denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, living soberly, righteously, and godly, notwithstanding all snares, temptations, corrupt examples, ill usage, and what remains of sin in the believer's heart, with all their hinderances. It teaches to look for the glories of another world. At, and in, the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete: To bring us to holiness and happiness was the end of Christ's death. Jesus Christ, that great God and our Saviour, who saves not only as God, much less as Man alone; but as God-man, two natures in one person. He loved us, and gave himself for us; and what can we do less than love and give up ourselves to him! Redemption from sin and sanctification of the nature go together, and make a peculiar people unto God, free from guilt and condemnation, and purified by the Holy Spirit. All Scripture is profitable. Here is what will furnish for all parts of duty, and the right discharge of them. Let us inquire whether our whole dependence is placed upon that grace which saves the lost, pardons the guilty, and sanctifies the unclean. And the further we are removed from boasting of fancied good works, or trusting in them, so that we glory in Christ alone, the more zealous shall we be to abound in real good works.
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