For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the Circumcision,
whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not for the sake of filthy lucre.
One among themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, "The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slothful gluttons."
This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
Unto the pure, all things are pure; but unto those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
They profess that they know God, but in their works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.