Titus 1:16

“They professe that they know God; but in workes they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and vnto euery good worke reprobate.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Vanessa
    God is the word and his word is true, as you read the Bible you see and know his word, you cannot pollute it to your own meaning but as what he has spoken, he promised to save us from satin , as adam and eve followed a false teacher, he gave us his son to die on that tree so we may be redeemed again in the glory of God, there is know greater love then his Amen
  • Marilyn
    I am proud to read this chapter because I made a chart based on numbers 23:19.
    I read this everyday and whenever I look at the chart. God is not a man , that He
    should lie, neither the Son of Man that He should repent: hath He said , and shall
    He not do it? Or hath He spoken and shall He not make it good? This "blesses" my
    heart to know that my source is God and not man.
  • Shirley j ashley
    Shirley!!! What ever God think becomes the truth. This is why he can not lie. He is the word and the word is God!!!
  • Michael Frye
    God cannot lie! To lie and to bare false testimony is from the Evil one. God is Truth God is the Light God is Holy. He is the Holy of Holy. Their is no Sin in God, Their is no Darkness only Light which Smothers Darkness. God is Light God is Truth God is all that's Good.
  • A disciple
    Robert; God cannot lie as He cannot sin because there is no unrighteousness in Him. His Divine Nature has no part dark or anything in His character that can be tempted with evil. Lying and perversion came out of the father of lies who has never stood in the truth. Thus it is that the Lord Jesus said, All they who are of the truth will hear my voice. And so then by our faith He counts us righteous.
  • Robert
    Vs 2 THE STATEMENT IS THAT GOD CANNOT LIE,DOES THAT MEAN THAT HE IS INCAPABLE OF LIEING REFUSES TO LIE OR IS RESTRICTED FROM LYING. WOULD THE WORD"CANNOT" BE BETTER TRANSLATED "DOES NOT"? THIS QUESTION WAS PRESENTED TO ME WITH THE ADDENDUM "GOD IS ALL POWERFUL AND CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS SO WHY CAN'T HE LIE". IT WAS AN HONEST QUESTION NOT A CHALENGE

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