who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not [to be taught] for the sake of base gain.
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons.
This testimony is true; for which cause rebuke a them severely, that they may be sound in the faith,
not turning [their] minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth.
All things [are] pure to the pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving nothing [is] pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
They profess to know God, but in works deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and found worthless as to every good work.