Titus 3:10

“A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man that is an heretike, after the first and second admonition, reiect:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man whose opinions are not those of the church, after a first and second protest, is to be kept out of your society;
- Basic English Bible

An heretical man after a first and second admonition have done with,
- Darby Bible

A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject;
- Webster's Bible

After a first and second admonition, have nothing further to do with any one who will not be taught;
- Weymouth Bible

Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning;
- World English Bible

Eschewe thou a man eretik, aftir oon and the secound correccioun;
- Wycliffe Bible

A sectarian man, after a first and second admonition be rejecting,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 3:10


3:10 An heretic (after a first and second admonition) reject - Avoid, leave to himself. This is the only place, in the whole scripture, where this word heretic occurs; and here it evidently means, a man that obstinately persists in contending about foolish questions, and thereby occasions strife and animosities, schisms and parties in the church. This, and this alone, is an heretic in the scripture sense; and his punishment likewise is here fixed. Shun, avoid him, leave him to himself. As for the Popish sense, A man that errs in fundamentals, although it crept, with many other things, early into the church, yet it has no shadow of foundation either in the Old or New Testament.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 3:10


Tit 3:10 An heretic. A divider, or schismatic. Any one who preaches doctrines which divide the household of faith is a heretic. So is any schismatic or factious man. This is the only passage in the New Testament where "heretic" occurs, though "heresy" is elsewhere named (Ac 24:14). Reject. First admonish and warn, repeat it, and if there is no change, then refuse his fellowship.

Discussion for Titus 3:10

  • It relates to me abusive relatives in many instances. If someone in your family is being difficult, wont listen, try to gain them as a friend... If they cant, then flush them out of your life.
  • That stuborn man and woman who have refuse to comply with the doctrine of truth as practice by God 's children in a congregation, after the first and second warning and they refuse to change, rather than polluting others 1Cor 5:6 they should be rejected and cast out. My idea
  • William Fulghum for verse 10
    I think that if you preach the word from the Bible you are doing your part you were just giving them a choice of studying themselves and research and I don 't think you are dividing the congregation up.
  • @Tom,
    Please continue to preach the Truth of God's Word, and let The Lord defend the testimony and fellowship of the church. You are not carrying the burden of "getting good results" among the people of the congregation, rather, you should deal with what you can deal with among the people. But give them His Word. He will build His church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it! All else is His to deal with.
  • Tom Harden for verse 10
    Worried for myself. As a teacher, I occasionally uncover ideas of others (like the 'rapture’, and 'what Jesus did when he went to hell') that have very little if any support in the whole of Scripture. Folks are ready to fight for a position of 'doctrine' that is not of the Apostles doctrine, but something they heard from a charismatic individual who tells good stories. If I challenge the class to think for themselves, read for themselves, I feel as though I am causing division in the congregation. I know that the word heretic doesn't mean only 'those who cause division' but there is a continual spirit of dissension present when we draw near to certain subjects.

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