Titus 1:16

“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They professe that they know God; but in workes they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and vnto euery good worke reprobate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They profess to know God, but by {their} deeds they deny {Him,} being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They say that they have knowledge of God, while by their acts they are turning their backs on him; they are hated by all, hard-hearted, and judged to be without value for any good work.
- Basic English Bible

They profess to know God, but in works deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and found worthless as to every good work.
- Darby Bible

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.
- Webster's Bible

They profess to know God; but in their actions they disown Him, and are detestable and disobedient men, and for any good work are utterly useless.
- Weymouth Bible

They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.
- World English Bible

Thei knoulechen that thei knowen God, but bi dedis thei denyen; whanne thei ben abhominable, and vnbileueful, and repreuable to al good werk.
- Wycliffe Bible

God they profess to know, and in the works they deny [Him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work disapproved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:16


Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God. These teachers of Jewish fables and carnal ordinances profess to know and serve God, yet their immoral lives are a denial of him.

Discussion for Titus 1

  • Roopram parshotam
    Titus 1.
    the apostle Paul stresses the importance of quality leadership in the church. Character matters above charisma.
    Integrity of the believer / leader is paramount in the work and ministry of the church.
  • Mine\'
    Awesome comments given by those who follow the calling of our Lord Jesus Christ. It 's the true gospel that matters to us. The Truth of the gospel. The Word of the Lord Jesus is Life, and those who know him are Blessed. We are not blessed because we have material things, but because we know him. We speak the truth of the gospel, and know that God the Father has called us in Christ Jesus. This is Grace. And all Glory and Honor belongs to Him. Thank You Heavenly Father that you have entrusted the gospel to us, the preach the truth with Love, gentleness, and mercy. You have chosen us Father in your Son Jesus because it was the good pleasure of your will. Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. We are now followers of Jesus because you have called us Father to be joined heirs with You, in Christ Jesus according to your word. Your Holy Spirit you sent forward into our hearts Jesus to seal us with you, by the cross Jesus brought us near to you, and by His Blood he reconciled us to You. Thank You Father for everything you have done for us all.
  • 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.

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