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Titus 2:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As to these things, be speaking and exhorting and reproving, with all manner of precept: let, no one, disregard thee!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— these things be speaking, and exhorting, and convicting, with all charge; let no one despise thee!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— These things speake and exhort, and rebuke with all authoritie. Let no man despise thee.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— These speak, and require, and maintain with all authority, and no man shall despise thee.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— These things speak thou, and exhort, and inculcate, with all authority; and let no one despise thee.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
These things 5023
{5023} Prime
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
speak, 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
exhort, 3870
{3870} Prime
παρακαλέω
parakaleo
{par-ak-al-eh'-o}
From G3844 and G2564; to call near, that is, invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
rebuke 1651
{1651} Prime
ἐλέγχω
elegcho
{el-eng'-kho}
Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
authority. 2003
{2003} Prime
ἐπιταγή
epitage
{ep-ee-tag-ay'}
From G2004; an injunction or decree; by implication authoritativeness.
Let y4065
[4065] Standard
περιφρονέω
periphroneo
{per-ee-fron-eh'-o}
From G4012 and G5426; to think beyond, that is, depreciate (contemn).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
no man 3367
{3367} Prime
μηδείς
medeis
{may-dice'}
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing).
despise 4065
{4065} Prime
περιφρονέω
periphroneo
{per-ee-fron-eh'-o}
From G4012 and G5426; to think beyond, that is, depreciate (contemn).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
thee. 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 2:15

_ _ with all authority — Translate, “authoritativeness” (compare “sharply,” Titus 1:13).

_ _ Let no man despise thee — Speak with such vigor as to command respect (1 Timothy 4:12). Warn them with such authority that no one may think himself above (so the Greek literally) the need of admonition [Tittmann, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Titus 2:15

_ _ The apostle closes the chapter (as he began it) with a summary direction to Titus upon the whole, in which we have the matter and manner of ministers' teaching, and a special instruction to Titus in reference to himself.

_ _ I. The matter of ministers' teaching: These thing, namely, those before mentioned: not Jewish fables and traditions, but the truths and duties of the gospel, of avoiding sin, and living soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Observe, Ministers in their preaching must keep close to the word of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God, 1 Peter 4:11, and not the figments and inventions of his own brain.

_ _ II. The manner; by doctrine, and exhortation, and reproof with all authority. 2 Timothy 3:16, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness; that is, to teach sound doctrine, to convince of sin and refute error, to reform the life, and to carry forward in what is just and good; that the man of God (the Christian or minister) may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works that are to be practised by himself or to be taught to others. Here is what will furnish for all parts of his duty, and the right discharge of them. “These things speak, or teach; shun not to declare the whole counsel of God.” The great and necessary truths and duties of the gospel, especially, these speak and exhort, parakalei, press with much earnestness. Ministers must not be cold and lifeless in delivering heavenly doctrine and precepts, as if they were indifferent things or of little concern; but they must urge them with earnestness suitable to their nature and importance; they must call upon persons to mind and heed, and not be hearers only, deceiving themselves; but doers of the word, that they may be blessed therein. And rebuke; convince and reprove such as contradict or gainsay, or neglect and do not receive the truth as they should, or retain it in unrighteousness — those who hear it not with such a believing and obedient mind and heart as they ought, but, instead of this (it may be) live in contrary practices, showing themselves stubborn and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Rebuke with all authority, as coming in the name of God, and armed with his threatenings and discipline, whoever make light of which will do it at their peril. Ministers are reprovers in the gate.

_ _ III. Here is a special instruction to Titus in reference to himself: “Let no man despise thee; that is, give no occasion to do so, nor suffer it without reproof, considering that he who despiseth despiseth not man, but God.” Or thus, “Speak and exhort these things, press them upon all, as they may respectively be concerned; with boldness and faithfulness reprove sin, and carefully look to thyself and thy own conduct, and then none will despise thee.” The most effectual way for ministers to secure themselves from contempt is to keep close to the doctrine of Christ, and imitate his example — to preach and live well, and do their duty with prudence and courage; this will best preserve both their reputation and their comfort.

_ _ Perhaps too an admonition might be here intended to the people — that Titus, though young, and but a substitute of the apostle, yet should not be condemned by them, but considered and respected as a faithful minister of Christ, and encouraged and supported in his work and office. “Know those that labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake, 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:13. Mind their teaching, respect their persons, support them in their function, and, what in you lies, further their endeavours for the honour of God and the salvation of souls.”

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Titus 2:15

Let no man despise thee — That is, let none have any just cause to despise thee. Yet they surely will. Men who know not God will despise a true minister of his word.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Titus 2:15

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all (g) authority. Let no man despise thee.

(g) With all authority possible.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
speak:

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

with:

Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine [is] this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word [is] this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Let:

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
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