Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort, and convict those who contradict.
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].
holding fast, yes, more than that, paying attention to the trustworthy Word in accordance with the teaching, in order that he may be able both to be exhorting in the teaching which is sound and to be convincing those who are opposing [Christianity].
a man who takes his stand on the true faith, so that he can by sound teaching both stimulate faith and confute opposition.
and a man who continues to cling to the trustworthy message as he was taught it, so that he may be competent to encourage others with wholesome teaching and to convict those who oppose him.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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