whom it is necessary to silence, whoever are ruining whole families [by]a teaching [things] which must not be [taught] for the sake of dishonest gain.
A certain one of them, [one of] their own prophets, has said, "Cretans [are] always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
This testimony is true, for which reason reprove them severely, in order that they may be sound in the faith,
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of people who turn away from the truth.
To the pure all [things] [are] pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing [is] pure, but both their mind and conscience are defiled.
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny [him], [because they]b are detestable and disobedient, and unfit for every good deed.