For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers1 and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.211
They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households3 by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
Even one of their own prophets4 has said, "Cretans5 are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke6 them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith714
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths8 or to the commands9 of those who reject the truth.1015
To the pure, all things are pure,11 but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure.12 In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.1316
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.14 They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.15