One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent.
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Who have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise authority, and speak evil of the glorious ones.