14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.

Other Translations of Titus 1:14

King James Version

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

English Standard Version

14 not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.

The Message

14 so they can recover a robust faith.

New King James Version

14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.

New Living Translation

14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Titus 1:14

Commentary on Titus 1:10-16

(Read Titus 1:10-16)

False teachers are described. Faithful ministers must oppose such in good time, that their folly being made manifest, they may go no further They had a base end in what they did; serving a worldly interest under pretence of religion: for the love of money is the root of all evil. Such should be resisted, and put to shame, by sound doctrine from the Scriptures. Shameful actions, the reproach of heathens, should be far from Christians; falsehood and lying, envious craft and cruelty, brutal and sensual practices, and idleness and sloth, are sins condemned even by the light of nature. But Christian meekness is as far from cowardly passing over sin and error, as from anger and impatience. And though there may be national differences of character, yet the heart of man in every age and place is deceitful and desperately wicked. But the sharpest reproofs must aim at the good of the reproved; and soundness in the faith is most desirable and necessary. To those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; they abuse, and turn things lawful and good into sin. Many profess to know God, yet in their lives deny and reject him. See the miserable state of hypocrites, such as have a form of godliness, but are without the power; yet let us not be so ready to fix this charge on others, as careful that it does not apply to ourselves.