Titus 1:11
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New International Version
They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

New Living Translation
They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.

English Standard Version
They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

New American Standard Bible
who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

King James Bible
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn't in order to get money dishonestly.

International Standard Version
They must be silenced, because they are the kind of people who ruin whole families by teaching what they should not teach in order to make money in a shameful way.

NET Bible
who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those whose mouths must be stopped up, for they destroy many households and teach what is not right for the sake of filthy riches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They must be silenced because they are ruining whole families by teaching what they shouldn't teach. This is the shameful way they make money.

Jubilee Bible 2000
whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose mouths must be stopped, who ruin whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.

American King James Version
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

American Standard Version
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Darby Bible Translation
who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not [to be taught] for the sake of base gain.

English Revised Version
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.

Weymouth New Testament
You must stop the mouths of such men, for they overthrow the faith of whole families, teaching what they ought not, just for the sake of making money.

World English Bible
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
whose mouth it behoveth to stop, who whole households do overturn, teaching what things it behoveth not, for filthy lucre's sake.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Men who overthrow for who subvert, A.V. Whose mouths must be stopped (ου}ς δεῖ ἐπιστομίζειν); here only in the New Testament, not found in the LXX., but common in classical Greek. "To curb" (comp. Psalm 32:9; James 3:2, 3). The meaning is nearly the same as that of χαλιναγωγέω in James 1:26; some, however, assign to it the sense of "to muzzle" (Olshausen, etc.) or "stop the mouth," which Bishop Ellicott thinks is "perhaps the most common" and "the most suitable." So also Huther. It often means simply "to silence" (see Stephan, 'Thesaur.'), and is applied to wind instruments. Overthrow (ἀνατρέπουσι); as 2 Timothy 2:18, which shows the kind of overthrow here meant, that viz. of the faith of whole families, well expressed in the A.V. by "subvert." The phrase, οἰκίας ἀνατρέπειν, of the literal overthrow of houses, occurs in Plato (Alford). For filthy lucre's sake; contrary to the apostolic precept to bishops and deacons (1 Timothy 3:3, 8, and above, ver. 7). Polybius has a striking passage on the αἰσχροκερδεία Οφ the Cretans, quoted by Bishop Ellicott ('Hist.,' 6:146.3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Whose mouths must be stopped,.... Or they be silenced, by reasons and arguments fetched out of the word of God; as were the Sadducees and Pharisees by Christ, so that they durst ask him no more questions; and as the Jews at Damascus were by Saul, who confounded them, proving in the clearest and strongest manner, that Jesus was the very Christ:

who subvert whole houses; into which they creep; that is, whole families, whose principles they corrupt, whose faith they overthrow, and carry them away with their own errors; and therefore, since this was the case not of a single person, or of a few, but of whole families, it was high time to attempt to convince them, and stop their mouths, that they might proceed no further:

teaching things which they ought not; which were not agreeable to the perfections of God, to the Scriptures of truth, to sound doctrine, and which were hurtful and pernicious to the souls of men: and that only

for filthy lucre's sake; having no regard to the glory of God, the honour and interest of Christ, or the good of immortal souls; only seeking to gain popular applause and honour from men, and to gather and increase worldly substance. Covetousness was a sin which the Cretians were remarkably guilty of (l).

(l) Cornel. Nepos, l. 23. c. 9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. mouths … stopped—literally, "muzzled," "bridled" as an unruly beast (compare Ps 32:9).

who—Greek, "(seeing that they are) such men as"; or "inasmuch as they" [Ellicott].

subvert … houses—"overthrowing" their "faith" (2Ti 2:18). "They are the devil's levers by which he subverts the houses of God" [Theophylact].

for filthy lucre—(1Ti 3:3, 8; 6:5).

Titus 1:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Correcting False Teachers
10For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain. 12One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.

1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.

1 Timothy 6:5
and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

2 Timothy 2:18
who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

2 Timothy 3:6
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,
Treasury of Scripture

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

mouths.

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may …

Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;

Psalm 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall …

Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth …

Luke 20:40 And after that they dared not ask him any question at all.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting …

subvert.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

2 Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive …

filthy. See on ver.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

Isaiah 56:10,11 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb …

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and …

Micah 3:5,11 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, …

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep …

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

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