New International Version
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
King James Bible
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Darby Bible Translation
proclaim the word; be urgent in season [and] out of season, convict, rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.
World English Bible
preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.
Young's Literal Translation
preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preach the word - Κηρυξον τον λογον· Proclaim the doctrine, the doctrine of Christ crucified, for the sins of the whole world; the doctrine, that the Gentiles are invited to be fellow heirs with the Jews, and that for Jews and Gentiles there is no salvation but by faith in Christ.
Be instant in season, out of season - Επιστηθι ευκαιρως, ακαιρως. Be urgent whether the times be prosperous or adverse, whenever there is an opportunity; and when there is none, strive to make one. The Judge is at the door, and to every man eternity is at hand! Wherever thou meetest a sinner, speak to him the word of reconciliation. Do not be contented with stated times and accustomed places merely; all time and place belong to God, and are proper for his work. Wherever it can be done, there it should be done. Satan will omit neither time nor place where he can destroy. Omit thou none where thou mayest be the instrument of salvation to any.
Reprove - Ελεγξον· Confute, the false teacher.
Rebuke - Επιτιμησον· Reprove cuttingly and severely those who will not abandon their sins.
Exhort - Παρακαλεσον· Comfort the feeble-minded, the diffident and the tempted.
With all long-suffering - In reference to each and all of these cases.
And doctrine - The different modes of teaching suited to each.
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"They shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."--2 Tim. iv. 4. From these words of the blessed Apostle, written shortly before he suffered martyrdom, we learn, that there is such a thing as religious truth, and therefore there is such a thing as religious error. We learn that religious truth is one--and therefore that all views of religion but one are wrong. And we learn, moreover, that so it was to be (for his words are a prophecy) that professed Christians, …
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Exhortation to Workers and Ministers
Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
1 Timothy 5:20
But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.
2 Timothy 3:10
You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
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