Parallel Verses

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

sound speech, irreproachable, so that the man of opposition may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

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.

Amplified

And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

An Understandable Version

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that the person who opposes [us] will have to be ashamed for not having anything bad to say about us.

Anderson New Testament

sound speech that can not be condemned; that he that is opposed may be ashamed, seeing he has no evil thing to say of us.

Bible in Basic English

Saying true and right words, against which no protest may be made, so that he who is not on our side may be put to shame, unable to say any evil of us.

Common New Testament

and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

gravity; let your doctrine be sound and inoffensive, that your opponents may be ashamed, and have nothing that is ill to say of us.

Darby Translation

a sound word, not to be condemned; that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us:

Godbey New Testament

the sound word, irrefutable, in order that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning us.

Goodspeed New Testament

and present a wholesome, unobjectionable message, so that your opponent may be put to shame at finding nothing bad to say about us.

John Wesley New Testament

that he who is on the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The word sound, not to be condemned; that he from the opposite may be changed, having nothing bad to say of you.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

Modern King James verseion

in sound speech that cannot be condemned, that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and with the wholesome word which cannot be rebuked, that he which withstandeth may be ashamed, having no thing in you that he may dispraise.

Moffatt New Testament

let your words be sound and such that no exception can be taken to them, so that the opposite side may be confounded by finding nothing that they can say to our discredit.

Montgomery New Testament

Let the instruction that you give be sound and above reproach, so that our opponents may be ashamed because they find no evil things to say 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.

Noyes New Testament

sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is opposed to us may be put to shame, having no evil thing to say of us.

Sawyer New Testament

sound argument not to be condemned, that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of us.

The Emphasized Bible

healthful discourse that cannot be condemned, in order that, he that is of the contrary part, may relent, having nothing to say concerning us that is disparaging:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

sound discourse, incapable of confutation; that he who is in opposition may be confounded, having nothing faulty to say of you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

let the instruction that you give be sound and above reproach, so that the enemy may be ashamed when he fails to find anything bad to say about us.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

let your message be wholesome and unobjectionable, so that our opponent may be put to shame at having nothing evil to say about 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.

Worrell New Testament

sound speech not to be condemned; that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say concerning us.

Worsley New Testament

that he who opposeth it may be ashamed, having no evil to say of you.

Youngs Literal Translation

discourse sound, irreprehensible, that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning you.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὑγιής 
Hugies 
Usage: 10

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

ἀκατάγνωστος 
Akatagnostos 
Usage: 1

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

he that is

which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
περί 
Peri 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
of , for , concerning , about , as touching , touching , whereof Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 709
Usage: 254

ἐναντίος 
Enantios 
Usage: 8

ἐντρέπω 
Entrepo 
Usage: 4

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

no
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man , nothing , no , none , not , anything ,
Usage: 79

φαῦλος 
Phaulos 
Usage: 2

to say
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

Context Readings

Sound Instruction And Consistent Behavior

7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us. 9 Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,


Cross References

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Nehemiah 5:9

Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

2 Thessalonians 3:14

If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.

1 Timothy 5:14

Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

1 Peter 3:16

and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

Isaiah 66:5

Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at His word: "Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name's sake, Have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy ' But they will be put to shame.

Mark 12:17

And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.

Mark 12:28

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"

Mark 12:32

The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;

Mark 12:34

When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

Luke 13:17

As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

Philippians 2:14-16

Do all things without grumbling or disputing;

1 Peter 2:15

For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.



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