Said one from among them, a prophet, of their own! - Cretans! always false, mischievous wild-beasts, idle gluttons:
For, in him, we live and move and are: as, even some of your own poets, have said - For, his offspring also, we are.
Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speaking in our own tongues the magnificent things of God.
For, they who are such, unto our Lord Christ are not doing service, but unto their own belly, - and, through their smooth and flattering speech, deceive the hearts of the innocent.
These, however, as unreasoning creatures that have been bred as being, by nature, for capture and destruction, in the things they are ignorant of, uttering defamation, in their spoiling, shall also be made a spoil, -
Forsaking a straight path, they have gone astray, following out the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved, a reward of wrong,
In like manner, nevertheless, even these, in their dreamings, flesh indeed defile, while lordship they set aside, and dignities they defame.