Titus 1:12

“One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One of themselues, euen a Prophet of their owne, said: The Cretians are alway lyers, euill beasts, slow bellies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle gluttons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One of their prophets has said, The men of Crete are ever false, evil beasts, lovers of food, hating work.
- Basic English Bible

One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons.
- Darby Bible

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
- Webster's Bible

One of their own number--a Prophet who is a countryman of theirs--has said, "Cretans are always liars, dangerous animals, idle gluttons."
- Weymouth Bible

One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons."
- World English Bible

And oon of hem, her propre profete, seide, Men of Crete ben euere more lyeris, yuele beestis, of slowe wombe.
- Wycliffe Bible

A certain one of them, a prophet of their own, said -- `Cretans! always liars, evil beasts, lazy bellies!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Titus 1:12


1:12 A prophet - So all poets were anciently called; but, besides, Diogenes Laertius says that Epimenides, the Cretan poet, foretold many things. Evil wild beasts - Fierce and savage.


People's Bible Notes for Titus 1:12


Tit 1:12 One of themselves. Of the Cretans. A prophet of their own. A Cretan sage, seer and teacher, Epimenides by name, who lived about 500 B.C. The Cretans [are] always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. The hard testimony of his countrymen is quoted from a poem now lost.

Discussion for Titus 1

  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF GOD AND AN APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GODS ELECT AND THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH ---WHICH IS AFTER GODLINESS--- 2 PETER 1:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER HATH GIVEN UNTO US --ALL THINGS-- THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
  • Yesmalachi
    Titus 1 vs 10;For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: How true is this verse in reference to churches of this age. Many have left the preaching of the gospel/Christ to motivational speeches, business talks, and self elevation messages today in our various pulpits thereby relegating Christ to the back ground. May God deliver us from such.
  • Ray321
    2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
  • A disciple
    TITUS 1:14 "NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH" Matthew 21:38 "But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance." The Jews absolutely and without apology reject the Lord Jesus Christ, and have entirely set up themselves as the authorities instead of Jesus.
  • Ray321
    Titus 1:3 3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour. Apostle Paul was given the Words to preach from God the Son. Nobody knew what Jesus was telling Paul, when Paul reveal it in writing, the Jews were shocked in unbelief.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 1:14 NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH ***EZEKIEL 33:31 AND THEY COME UNTO THEE AS THE PEOPLE COMETH AND THEY SIT BEFORE THEE AS MY PEOPLE AND THEY HEAR THY WORDS --- BUT THEY WILL NOT DO THEM --- FOR WITH THEIR MOUTH THEY SHOW MUCH LOVE BUT THEIR HEART GOETH AFTER THEIR COVETOUSNESS

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