Titus 2:8
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New International Version
and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

New Living Translation
Teach the truth so that your teaching can't be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.

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.

Berean Study Bible
and wholesome speech that is above reproach, so that anyone who opposes us will be ashamed to have nothing bad to say about us.

Berean Literal Bible
and sound speech beyond reproach, so that he who is of the contrary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning us.

New American Standard Bible
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

International Standard Version
Use wholesome speech that cannot be condemned. Then any opponent will be ashamed because he cannot say anything bad about us.

NET Bible
and a sound message that cannot be criticized, so that any opponent will be at a loss, because he has nothing evil to say about us.

New Heart English Bible
and a sound message that cannot be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Serious, uncorrupted, and let no man despise it, so that he who opposes us may be ashamed, as he will be unable to say anything disgraceful against us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Speak an accurate message that cannot be condemned. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed because they cannot say anything bad about us.

New American Standard 1977
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, in order that the opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

King James 2000 Bible
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is an opponent may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

American King James 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 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.

Darby Bible Translation
a sound word, not to be condemned; that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about 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.

World English Bible
and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.

Young's Literal Translation
discourse sound, irreprehensible, that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning you.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-8 Old disciples of Christ must behave in every thing agreeably to the Christian doctrine. That the aged men be sober; not thinking that the decays of nature will justify any excess; but seeking comfort from nearer communion with God, not from any undue indulgence. Faith works by, and must be seen in love, of God for himself, and of men for God's sake. Aged persons are apt to be peevish and fretful; therefore need to be on their guard. Though there is not express Scripture for every word, or look, yet there are general rules, according to which all must be ordered. Young women must be sober and discreet; for many expose themselves to fatal temptations by what at first might be only want of discretion. The reason is added, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Failures in duties greatly reproach Christianity. Young men are apt to be eager and thoughtless, therefore must be earnestly called upon to be sober-minded: there are more young people ruined by pride than by any other sin. Every godly man's endeavour must be to stop the mouths of adversaries. Let thine own conscience answer for thine uprightness. What a glory is it for a Christian, when that mouth which would fain open itself against him, cannot find any evil in him to speak of!
Study Bible
Teaching Sound Doctrine
7In everything, show yourself to be an example by doing good works. In your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8and wholesome speech that is above reproach, so that anyone who opposes us will be ashamed to have nothing bad to say about us. 9Slaves are to submit to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,…
Cross References
Luke 13:17
When Jesus said this, all His adversaries were humiliated. And the whole crowd rejoiced at all the glorious things He was doing.

2 Thessalonians 3:14
Take note of anyone who does not obey the instructions we have given in this letter. Do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

Titus 3:14
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet the pressing needs of others, so that they will not be unfruitful.

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.
Treasury of Scripture

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Sound.

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

that he.

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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 …

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

may.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers …

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 …

having.

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

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