Titus 2:1

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

1 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.

Titus 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
ESV
1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
NLT
1 As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching.
MSG
1 Your job is to speak out on the things that make for solid doctrine.
CSB
1 But you must speak what is consistent with sound teaching.

Titus 2:1 Meaning and Commentary

Titus 2:1

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.
] Concerning sound doctrine, and the form of it, (See Gill on 2 Timothy 1:13). The things which become it are a good life and conversation, the various duties incumbent on professors of religion, according to their different station, age, and sex, which are observed in some following verses; these become the Gospel of Christ, and are ornamental to the doctrine of God our Saviour; and these are to be spoken of by the ministers of Christ, in their proper places, and at proper times; who ought not to be dumb, and keep silence at any time, but especially when there are many unruly and vain talkers: sound doctrine ought to be spoken out openly and publicly, fully and faithfully, with great plainness and evidence, that it may be understood and known by all; and with much certainty, without hesitation, as being, without controversy, undoubted truth; and with all boldness, not fearing men, or seeking to please them; and it should be constantly and continually spoken, in season, and out of season; and care should be taken that it be spoken consistently, and in an uniform manner, that there be no clashing and contradiction; and the duties of religion, which become sound doctrine, should be set in their true light, and proper place, as fruits of the grace of God, and to glorify him; these should be spoken out plainly, frequently insisted upon, and warmly and zealously urged, as being decent things, for the honour of God, the recommending of religion, the good of mankind, and the service of one another: as particularly,

Titus 2:1 In-Context

1 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.
2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,
5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Timothy 1:10