Titus 1:13
New International Version
This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith

New Living Translation
This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith.

English Standard Version
This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Berean Study Bible
This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sternly, so that they will be sound in the faith

Berean Literal Bible
This testimony is true, for which cause rebuke them severely, so that they may be sound in the faith,

New American Standard Bible
This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,

New King James Version
This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, 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;

Christian Standard Bible
This testimony is true. For this reason, rebuke them sharply, so that they may be sound in the faith

Contemporary English Version
This surely is a true saying. And you should be hard on such people, so you can help them grow stronger in their faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This testimony is true. So, rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith

International Standard Version
That statement is true. For this reason, refute them sharply so that they may become healthy in the faith

NET Bible
Such testimony is true. For this reason rebuke them sharply that they may be healthy in the faith

New Heart English Bible
This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has brought this testimony truthfully; therefore, rebuke them severely that they might be sound in the faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That statement is true. For this reason, sharply correct believers so that they continue to have faith that is alive and well.

New American Standard 1977
This testimony is true. For this cause reprove them severely that they may be sound in the faith,

Jubilee Bible 2000
This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

King James 2000 Bible
This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

American King James Version
This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

American Standard Version
This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Douay-Rheims Bible
This testimony 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,

English Revised Version
This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Webster's Bible Translation
This testimony is true: wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Weymouth New Testament
This testimony is true. Therefore sternly denounce them, that they may be robust in their 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,
Study Bible
Correcting False Teachers
12As one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sternly, so that they will be sound in the faith 14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who have rejected the truth.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 13:10
This is why I write these things while absent, so that when I am present I will not need to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

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 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 2:2
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, and sound in faith, love, and perseverance.

Titus 2:15
Speak these things as you encourage and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Treasury of Scripture

This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

rebuke.

Titus 2:15
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Proverbs 27:5
Open rebuke is better than secret love.

2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

that.

Titus 2:2
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Leviticus 19:17
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Psalm 119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.







Lexicon
This
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

testimony
μαρτυρία (martyria)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

true.
ἀληθής (alēthēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.

Therefore
αἰτίαν (aitian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 156: From the same as aiteo; a cause, i.e. reason, crime.

rebuke
ἔλεγχε (elenche)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1651: (a) I reprove, rebuke, discipline, (b) I expose, show to be guilty. Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish.

them
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

sternly,
ἀποτόμως (apotomōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 664: Sharply, severely. Adverb from a derivative of a comparative of apo and temno; abruptly, i.e. Peremptorily.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

they will be sound
ὑγιαίνωσιν (hygiainōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5198: From hugies; to have sound health, i.e. Be well; figuratively, to be uncorrupt.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

faith
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
(13) This witness is true.--St. Paul emphatically here endorses the very severe judgment which their own great prophet-poet had written on the national Cretan character. He (St. Paul) had lived long enough in their midst to be able to bear his grave testimony to the truth of Epimenides' words. He had witnessed the sad havoc in Christian life which their evil national propensities had caused.

Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.--Some render, wherefore confute, that is to say, set them right, sharply (apotom?s). The substantive apotomia, translated in the English version "severity," is used in the passage about the "wild olive tree" (Romans 11:22). As a surgeon's knife cuts away the diseased and mortifying flesh, so must the words and discipline of Titus, the Apostle's representative in Crete, sharply rebuke, and, if need be, punish the sinning members of the congregation. Not merely the false teachers--the deceivers--are referred to here, but also the deceived, those whole households mentioned in Titus 1:11; and the object of this severity in words and acts was that the lapsed, the doctrinally and morally sick, among the Cretan Christians, should be restored to health again; and the sound state of faith and practice would, St. Paul proceeded to show, consist in "the rejection of Jewish fables and the commandments of these men."

Verse 13. - Testimony for witness, A.V.; for which cause for wherefore, A.V.; reprove for rebuke, A.V. Sharply (ἀποτομῶς); elsewhere only in 2 Corinthians 13:10 (see also Romans 11:22). That they may be sound (see Titus 2:2). The faithful pastor must use severity when it is necessary to the spiritual health of the flock, just as the skilful surgeon uses the knife to save the patient's life. 1:10-16 False teachers are described. Faithful ministers must oppose such in good time, that their folly being made manifest, they may go no further They had a base end in what they did; serving a worldly interest under pretence of religion: for the love of money is the root of all evil. Such should be resisted, and put to shame, by sound doctrine from the Scriptures. Shameful actions, the reproach of heathens, should be far from Christians; falsehood and lying, envious craft and cruelty, brutal and sensual practices, and idleness and sloth, are sins condemned even by the light of nature. But Christian meekness is as far from cowardly passing over sin and error, as from anger and impatience. And though there may be national differences of character, yet the heart of man in every age and place is deceitful and desperately wicked. But the sharpest reproofs must aim at the good of the reproved; and soundness in the faith is most desirable and necessary. To those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; they abuse, and turn things lawful and good into sin. Many profess to know God, yet in their lives deny and reject him. See the miserable state of hypocrites, such as have a form of godliness, but are without the power; yet let us not be so ready to fix this charge on others, as careful that it does not apply to ourselves.
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