Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Holding fast—Holding firmly to (compare Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13).
the faithful—true and trustworthy (I Timothy 1:15).
word as he has been taught—literally, "the word (which is) according to the teaching" which he has received (compare I Timothy 4:6, end; II Timothy 3:14).
by—Translate as Greek, "to exhort in doctrine (instruction) which is sound"; sound doctrine or instruction is the element IN which his exhorting is to have place . . . On "sound" (peculiar to the Pastoral Epistles), see I Timothy 1:10; I Timothy 6:3.
convince—rather, "reprove" [ALFORD], (Titus 1:13).
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Titus 1:9:
1 Timothy 4:6
1 Timothy 5:19
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