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 for Titus 1:12

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 for Titus 1:12

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.

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