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Titus 2:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— sound [in] speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— 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.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— 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 (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— a sound word, not to be condemned; that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— healthful discourse that cannot be condemned, in order that, he that is of the contrary part, may relent, having nothing to say concerning us that is disparaging:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— discourse sound, irreprehensible, that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning you.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sound word that can not be blamed: that he who is on the contrary part may be afraid, having no evil to say of us.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— And with the wholesome woorde, which can not be condemned, that hee which withstandeth, may be ashamed, hauing nothing concerning you to speake euill of.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Choose sound words that are instructive so that no man can point the finger of scorn at us, and so that he who is against us may be shamed, when he can find nothing evil to say about us.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— which is sincere and incorrupt, and which no man will despise, that he who riseth against us may be ashamed when he cannot say any thing hateful against us.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— such as is sober and uncorrupt; and let no one despise it: so that he who riseth up against us, may be ashamed, seeing he can say nothing odious against us.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Sound 5199
{5199} Prime
From the base of G0837; healthy, that is, well (in body); figuratively true (in doctrine).
speech, 3056
{3056} Prime
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
that cannot be condemned; 176
{0176} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2607; unblamable.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
he x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
that is of 1537
{1537} Prime
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
the contrary part 1727
{1727} Prime
From G1725; opposite; figuratively antagonistic.
may be ashamed, 1788
{1788} Prime
From G1722 and the base of G5157; to invert, that is, (figuratively and reflexively) in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound.
<5652> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 20
having 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
no 3367
{3367} Prime
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing).
<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.
evil y5337
[5337] Standard
Apparently a primary word; 'foul' or 'flawy', that is, (figuratively) wicked.
thing y3367
[3367] Standard
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing).
(5337) Complement
Apparently a primary word; 'foul' or 'flawy', that is, (figuratively) wicked.
to say 3004
{3004} Prime
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
of 4012
{4012} Prime
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
you. 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Titus 2:8

_ _ speech — discourse in public and private ministrations.

_ _ he that is of the contrary part — the adversary (Titus 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:25), whether he be heathen or Jew.

_ _ may be ashamed — put to confusion by the power of truth and innocence (compare Titus 2:5, Titus 2:10; 1 Timothy 5:14; 1 Timothy 6:1).

_ _ no evil thingin our acts, or demeanor.

_ _ of you — So one of the oldest manuscripts. Other very old manuscripts read, “of US,” Christians.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Titus 2:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Titus 2:8

Wholesome speech — In private conversation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Mark 12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
Mark 12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].
1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

that he:

Nehemiah 5:9 Also I said, It [is] not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.


Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Luke 13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.


Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: ... Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
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Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

Ne 5:9. Is 66:5. Mk 12:17, 28, 32, 34. Lk 13:17. Php 2:14. 2Th 3:14. 1Ti 5:14; 6:3. 1P 2:12, 15; 3:16.

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