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

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

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".

Discussion for Titus 1

  • Wayne
    Adultery, Matt.19:4-9. One man, one woman. 'Til death us do part.
  • Steve
    Concerning Irene123 her question about having one wife there are many places in the bible where God condones polgmany in fact most middle eastern nations know that polgmany is of God .God gave David many wives as well as many great men of God So your answer is it is not for everyone but for some it is,however only men can be polgmanist not women.

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - I saw this question on the back pg. comments; "Is it only Elders 'n deacons that can have only one wife or is it all Christians". EVERYBODY in the church is to be an example to everyone else; NO ONE is special in their private life.
  • Ray321
    Not by works of Righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Gost; Titus 3:5 Jesus did it all, all we have to do is believe 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and take Paul's Gospel that Jesus gave him through a revelation. Jesus has chosen Paul for Salvation today, Romans through Philemon explain all this. God bless you ....
  • Akusian Oforibabea for verse 16
    Yes, just as the word of God says: some who profess to walk with God but have nothing in them to show neither their deeds exhibit Christlike nature. That 's the reason why God said so in the scriptures that it is not everyone who says 'Lord, Lord ' will enter into the Kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. The word of God goes on to say that on that day, many will say to the Lord, 'Lord, Lord, 'did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, and do mighty works in your name? And then will I say unto you, I know you not depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Stay with the word and neither add nor subtract anything from the word. Leave a life worthy of the Gospel.
  • Daniel
    We must be careful that we follow the teaching on Jesus when appointing men as leader in the church. They must be men of God. They must be good stewards of the gospel and not teachers of themselves.

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