Vain talkers (mataiologoi). Late and rare compound, empty talkers, in Vett. Val. and here. See 1 Timothy 1:6 for mataiologia. Deceivers (prenapatai). Late and rare compound, in papyri, eccl. writers, here alone in N.T. "Mind-deceivers." See Galatians 6:3 for prenapatain. Specially they of the circumcision (malista oi ek th peritomh). Same phrase in Acts 11:2 ; Galatians 2:12 ; Colossians 4:11 . Jews are mentioned in Crete in Acts 2:11 . Apparently Jewish Christians of the Pharisaic type tinged with Gnosticism.