They must be silenced, since 1they are upsetting whole families by teaching 2for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.
123One of the Cretans,a a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."b13
This testimony is true. Therefore 4rebuke them 5sharply, that they 6may be sound in the faith,
147not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and 8the commands of people 9who turn away from the truth.
1510To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and 11unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both 12their minds and their consciences are defiled.
1613They profess to know God, but they 14deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, 15unfit for any good work.