Parallel Verses

World English Bible

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

New American Standard Bible

holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

King James Version

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Holman Bible

holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it.

International Standard Version

He must be devoted to the trustworthy message that agrees with what we teach, so that he may be able to encourage others with healthy doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

A Conservative Version

holding firm the faithful word according to the teaching, so that he may also be able to exhort by the sound doctrine, and to correct those who contradict.

American Standard Version

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers.

Amplified

He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].

An Understandable Version

[He must] hold on firmly to the trustworthy message, which is according to [our] teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort people with sound teaching and to convince those who contradict it.

Anderson New Testament

holding fast the sure word as it is taught, that he may be able, by sound teaching, both to exhort and to convince the opposers.

Bible in Basic English

Keeping to the true word of the teaching, so that he may be able to give comfort by right teaching and overcome the arguments of the doubters.

Common New Testament

he must hold firm to the sure word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to refute those who contradict it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

attach'd to the truth, that has been taught him, that he may be able to teach others sound doctrine, and to convince those who oppose it.

Darby Translation

clinging to the faithful word according to the doctrine taught, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute gainsayers.

Godbey New Testament

holding that which is according to the teaching of the faithful word, in order that he may be able both to exhort with healthy teaching, and to convict the opposers.

Goodspeed New Testament

standing by the message that can be relied on, just as he was taught it, so that he may be qualified both to encourage others with wholesome teaching and to show the error of those who oppose him.

John Wesley New Testament

as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Julia Smith Translation

Holding firmly the faithful word according to instruction, that he may be able also to beseech in sound doctrine, and to refute those opposing.

King James 2000

Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to refute the opposition.

Lexham Expanded Bible

holding fast to the faithful message according to the teaching, in order that he may be able both to exhort with sound instruction and to reprove those who speak against [it].

Modern King James verseion

holding fast the faithful Word according to the doctrine, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convict the gainsayers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and such as cleaveth unto the true word of doctrine, that he may be able to exhort with wholesome learning, and to improve them that say against it.

Moffatt New Testament

he must hold by the sure truths of doctrine so as to be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and refute objections raised by any.]

Montgomery New Testament

He must hold to the faithful word according to the teaching, so that he may be able both to encourage by sound teaching, and to confute our opponents.

NET Bible

He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it.

New Heart English Bible

holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

Noyes New Testament

holding fast the sure word according to what he was taught, that he may be able by sound teaching both to exhort, and to refute the gainsayers.

Sawyer New Testament

holding firmly the faithful word taught, that he may be able both to exhort with sound instruction and to convince those who contradict.

The Emphasized Bible

Holding fast, in the matter of his teaching, the faithful word, that he may be able both to encourage with his healthful instruction, and, the gainsayers, to refute.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

firmly attached to the faithful word, according to the doctrine delivered, that he may be able to exhort with sound instruction and to confute the opposers.

Twentieth Century New Testament

who holds doctrine that can be relied on as being in accordance with the accepted Teaching; so that he may be able to encourage others by sound teaching, as well as to refute our opponents.

Webster

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Weymouth New Testament

holding fast to the faithful Message which he has received, so that he may be well qualified both to encourage others with sound teaching and to reply successfully to opponents.

Williams New Testament

and a man who continues to cling to the trustworthy message as he was taught it, so that he may be competent to encourage others with wholesome teaching and to convict those who oppose him.

Worrell New Testament

holding fast the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in the healthful doctrine, and to convict those who contradict.

Worsley New Testament

holding fast the faithful word, according as he hath been taught, that he may be able both to instruct in sound doctrine, and to convince gainsayers.

Youngs Literal Translation

holding -- according to the teaching -- to the stedfast word, that he may be able also to exhort in the sound teaching, and the gainsayers to convict;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀντέχομαι 
Antechomai 
Usage: 2

the faithful
πιστός 
Pistos 
Usage: 51

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

as
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

διδαχή 
Didache 
Usage: 25

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

he may be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

δυνατός 
Dunatos 
Usage: 26

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ὑγιαίνω 
Hugiaino 
sound, be sound, be whole, whole, wholesome, be in health, safe and sound
Usage: 10

διδασκαλία 
Didaskalia 
Usage: 19


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to exhort
παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐλέγχω 
Elegcho 
Usage: 12

Devotionals

Devotionals about Titus 1:9

References

Images Titus 1:9

Prayers for Titus 1:9

Context Readings

Instructions To Titus In Crete

8 but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; 9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him. 10 For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:10

for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine;

2 Thessalonians 2:15

So then, brothers, stand firm, and hold the traditions which you were taught by us, whether by word, or by letter.

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches a different doctrine, and doesn't consent to sound words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

2 Timothy 1:13

Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:15

The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Titus 2:1

But say the things which fit sound doctrine,

Job 2:3

Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."

Job 27:6

I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

Acts 18:28

for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:24

But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.

1 Timothy 1:19

holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust away made a shipwreck concerning the faith;

1 Timothy 4:9

This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance.

2 Timothy 2:2

The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:25

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Titus 1:11

whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

Titus 2:7-8

in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in your teaching showing integrity, seriousness, incorruptibility,

Jude 1:3

Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Revelation 2:25

Nevertheless, hold that which you have firmly until I come.

Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.

Revelation 3:11

I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown.

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