101For there are many2rebelliousmen, 3emptytalkers and deceivers, especially4those of the circumcision,
11whomust be silencedbecause they are upsetting5wholefamilies, teaching6things they should not teach 7for the sake of sordidgain.
12One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "8Cretans are alwaysliars, evilbeasts, lazygluttons."
13Thistestimony is true. For thisreason9reprove them 10severelyso that they may be 11sound in the faith,
not payingattention to Jewish12myths and 13commandments of men who 14turnaway from the truth.
1515To the pure, allthings are pure; but 16to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their 17mind and their conscience are defiled.
1618They profess to knowGod, but by their deeds they 19deny Him, being20detestable and 21disobedient and 22worthless23for anygooddeed.