This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Treasury of Scripture
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness...
1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, and not suffer sin on him.
Psalm 119:80 Let my heart be sound in your statutes; that I be not ashamed.
Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head...
2 Corinthians 7:8-12 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same letter has made you sorry...
1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...
ContextCorrecting False Teachers
10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Darby Bible Translation
This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,
King James Bible
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Young's Literal Translation
this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,