Titus 2:8

“Sound speech that cannot be condemned, that hee that is of the contrarie part, may bee ashamed, hauing no euill thing to say of you.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

sound {in} speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's Bible

and healthy language which no one can censure, so that our opponents may feel ashamed at having nothing evil to say against us.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

An hoolsum word, and vnrepreuable; that he that is of the contrarie side, be aschamed, hauynge noon yuel thing to seie of you.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 2:8


2:8 Wholesome speech - In private conversation.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 2:8


Tit 2:8 Sound speech. Speech of a healthy, moral effect. He that is of the contrary part. Opposers, whether heathen, Jews, or false teachers.

Discussion for Titus 2

  • Gwendolyn Wright
    I believe it is God speaking through the Apostle Paul to encourage all Christian to look to him, and to understand that even in this dark era of unbelief in this present world we can and must live holy, we must let the light of God s love shine through our life s in the power of the Holy Spirit to show forth the Love and compassion of the Father so more souls might be added to the kingdom.
  • Salome
    Titus2.encourage elderly women to teach the young women to love their husbands and children. We all have a duty to love and teach others how to love.
  • Joseph
    praise god
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:13 looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the GREAT GOD and our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST HEBREWS 9:28 SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY AND UNTO THEM --- THAT LOOK FOR HIM --- SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION HEBREWS 5:9 and being made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them --- THAT OBEY HIM ---
  • Kathy Baldwin
    WE MUST ALL REMEMBER THE EARTH IS RUN BY SATAN....WE HAVE GOD AND JESUS TO TURN TO, OUR FAITH AND OUR HOPE COME FROM THE GRACE WE ARE GIVEN FROM JESUS. EVERY DAY I SEE THE DEVIL REACHING OUT TO OUR CHILDREN...GOD GAVE US THESE CHILDREN, WE MUST TEACH THEM ABOUT CHRIST, GOD, GRACE, FAITH AND THEIR SALVATION DEPENDS ON GOD WORKING THROUGH US..LISTEN, FEEL,HE SURROUNDS US IF WE ASK.
  • BSP
    Verse 13~Focusing on the blessed hope or happy hope that we have for the future can helps us to be happy now.

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