Titus 1:14

“Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not giuing heede to Iewish fables, and commandements of men that turne from the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving no attention to the fictions of the Jews and the rules of men who have no true knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

not turning [their] minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth.
- Darby Bible

Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the truth.
- Webster's Bible

and not give attention to Jewish legends and the maxims of men who turn their backs on the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

not paying attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
- World English Bible

not yyuynge tent to fablis of Jewis, and to maundementis of men, that turnen awei hem fro treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

not giving heed to Jewish fables and commands of men, turning themselves away from the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:14


1:14 Commandments of men - The Jewish or other teachers, whoever they were that turned from the truth.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:14


Tit 1:14 Jewish fables. See PNT "1Ti 1:4". Commandments of men. Commandments which are only the traditions of men, additions to God's ordinances. See Mr 7:4,8.

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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