Rather he must be hospitable,1 one who loves what is good,2 who is self-controlled,3 upright, holy and disciplined.
He must hold firmly4 to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine5 and refute those who oppose it.
For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers6 and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group.711
They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households8 by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
Even one of their own prophets9 has said, "Cretans10 are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons."
This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke11 them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith1214
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths13 or to the commands14 of those who reject the truth.1515
To the pure, all things are pure,16 but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure.17 In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.1816
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.19 They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.20