For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation.
They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.
Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.”
This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith.
They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.
Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.