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

  • Brianna for vs. 15
    What a good reminder! We need to be clean in all our actions! This is good to help our children. When I was in school, I could be talking about something completely harmless and there would always be an associate to turn it into something gross,rude, or sexual. This scripture can help our children not to pick up this habit, and show that we need to keep clean in everything we do.
  • A disciple
    "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate (worthless)." Jesus wants us to let our light shine so men see His grace in real life: a character and behavior like God!
  • BSP
    Verse 16: This shows that our words must be back up by actions.
  • 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.

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