Titus 2:8

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 2:8

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