Titus 1:13

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Titus 1:13

This witnesse is true: wherefore rebuke them sharpely that they may be sound in the faith;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
- American Standard Version (1901)

This witness is true. So say sharp words to them so that they may come to the right faith,
- Basic English Bible

This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,
- Darby Bible

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

This testimony is true. Therefore sternly denounce them, that they may be robust in their faith,
- Weymouth Bible

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

This witnessyng is trewe. For what cause blame hem sore, that thei be hool in feith,
- Wycliffe Bible

this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Titus 1:13

Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:13


1:11 Stopped - The word properly means, to put a bit into the mouth of an unruly horse.

1:12 A prophet - So all poets were anciently called; but, besides, Diogenes Laertius says that Epimenides, the Cretan poet, foretold many things. Evil wild beasts - Fierce and savage.

1:14 Commandments of men - The Jewish or other teachers, whoever they were that turned from the truth.

1:15 To the pure - Those whose hearts are purified by faith this we allow. All things are pure - All kinds of meat; the Mosaic distinction between clean and unclean meats being now taken away. But to the defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure - The apostle joins defiled and unbelieving, to intimate that nothing can be clean without a true faith: for both the understanding and conscience, those leading powers of the soul, are polluted; consequently, so is the man and all he does.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:13


Tit 1:13 This witness is true. Paul's observations confirmed it. So do many ancient writers. "Cretize" (Cretanize) became a slang phrase for lying. Wherefore rebuke them sharply. Their bad conduct must be sharply rebuked until the gospel so transforms them that they will become "sound in the faith".

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