Bible: Tit 1:9-16

1:9 He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, 1  so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching 2  and correct those who speak against it.

1:10 For there are many 3  rebellious people, idle talkers, and deceivers, especially those with Jewish connections, 4  1:11 who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught. 1:12 A certain one of them, in fact, one of their own prophets, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 5  1:13 Such testimony is true. For this reason rebuke them sharply that they may be healthy in the faith 1:14 and not pay attention to Jewish myths 6  and commands of people who reject the truth. 1:15 All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 1:16 They profess to know God but with their deeds they deny him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

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