One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle gluttons.
for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our tongues the mighty works of God.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.
through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their destroying surely be destroyed,
forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the'son of Beor, who loved the hire of wrong-doing;
Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities.