New American Standard Bible
This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
King James Bible
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Darby Bible Translation
This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,
World English Bible
This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
Young's Literal Translation
this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This witness is true - That is, this testimony long before borne by one of their own number, was true when the apostle wrote to Titus. The fact that this was the general Character of the people, was a reason why he should be on his guard in introducing men into the ministry, and in the arrangement of affairs pertaining to the church. That it was true, see proofs in Wetstein.
Wherefore rebuke them - Notes, 2 Timothy 4:2.
Sharply - ἀποτόμως apotomōs - "cuttingly, severely" - from ἀποτέμνω apotemnō, "to cut off." The word is used here in the sense of severity, meaning that the reproof should be such as would be understood, and would show them plainly the wickedness of such traits of character. He was not to be mealy-mouthed, but he was to call things by their right names, and not to spare their faults. When men know that they are doing wrong, we should tell them so in few words; if they do not know it, it is necessary to teach them, in order to convince them of their error.
That they may be sound in the faith - That they may not allow the prevailing vices to corrupt their views of religion.
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Exod. iii. 13, 14.--"And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." We are now about this question, What God is. But who can answer it? Or, if answered, who can understand it? It should astonish us in …
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2 Corinthians 13:10
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
1 Timothy 1:10
and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
1 Timothy 5:20
Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.
2 Timothy 4:2
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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