Titus 1:11

“Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whose mouthes must be stopped, who subuert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthie lucres sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not {teach} for the sake of sordid gain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By whom some families have been completely overturned; who take money for teaching things which are not right; these will have to be stopped.
- Basic English Bible

who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not [to be taught] for the sake of base gain.
- Darby Bible

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.
- Webster's Bible

You must stop the mouths of such men, for they overthrow the faith of whole families, teaching what they ought not, just for the sake of making money.
- Weymouth Bible

whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.
- World English Bible

whiche it bihoueth to be repreued; whiche subuerten alle housis, techinge whiche thingis it bihoueth not, for the loue of foul wynnyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

whose mouth it behoveth to stop, who whole households do overturn, teaching what things it behoveth not, for filthy lucre's sake.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:11


1:11 Stopped - The word properly means, to put a bit into the mouth of an unruly horse.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:11


Tit 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped. Muzzled. The way to stop them is for the churches to refuse to hear them. All false teachers, or bad men, should now be stopped from preaching in the same way. Who subvert whole houses. Subvert their faith.

Discussion for Titus 1

  • Akusian Oforibabea for verse 16
    Yes, just as the word of God says: some who profess to walk with God but have nothing in them to show neither their deeds exhibit Christlike nature. That 's the reason why God said so in the scriptures that it is not everyone who says 'Lord, Lord ' will enter into the Kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. The word of God goes on to say that on that day, many will say to the Lord, 'Lord, Lord, 'did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, and do mighty works in your name? And then will I say unto you, I know you not depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Stay with the word and neither add nor subtract anything from the word. Leave a life worthy of the Gospel.
  • Daniel
    We must be careful that we follow the teaching on Jesus when appointing men as leader in the church. They must be men of God. They must be good stewards of the gospel and not teachers of themselves.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Enapejeremiah The Bible tells us to 2 Timothy 2 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. There are colleges and universities that are set up for Theology teaching that awards academic achievements in this field of study. In the end, it is the Holy Ghost, the true Holy Ghost with the speaking in other tongues as the spirit of God gives that truly does the teaching and opens up a person s understanding. Whether that instruction comes from within or from a Holy Ghost filled teacher the instruction is still from the Holy Ghost, John 14 26.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Enapejeremiah I do not believe that I stated that they should have academic qualifications. I did state both parties should have faith. I would like to add that all parties should be people of faith. They should be guided by the Holy Ghost. The jobs of the offices in Ephesians are the following Ephesians 4 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ . Now there is nothing wrong with education, but make sure that you are getting the right education. In the end, everyone should be striving to get save and stay saved according to Acts 2 38.
  • Enapejeremiah
    Hello, Enape, Leadership must not be base on academic qualification, rather,Gospel leader must be on spiritual calling by God himself, because ,if God calls you, you will have what it takes in the cost leading reason being that the blessing of God make rich and added no sorrow. Thank you for the opportunity share remain bless.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Aleisa You are correct you do allow the Holy Ghost to lead you. However, the church of God was set up with leadership in mind Ephesians 4 11 And he gave some, apostles and some, prophets and some, evangelists and some, pastors and teachers So if the Pastor is a man of faith and the one being appointed is a man of faith then the members should respect the pastors choice in a leadership role, unless the one being appointed is proven to be unworthy.

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