Titus 1:14
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New International Version
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.

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

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

Berean Study Bible
and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who have rejected the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
not giving heed to Jewish myths and the commandments of men turning away from the truth.

New American Standard Bible
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of men who reject the truth.

International Standard Version
and not pay attention to Jewish myths or commands given by people who reject the truth.

NET Bible
and not pay attention to Jewish myths and commands of people who reject the truth.

New Heart English Bible
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they should not yield to fables of the Judeans and commands of men who hate the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They shouldn't pay attention to Jewish myths or commands given by people who are always rejecting the truth.

New American Standard 1977
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Not giving heed to Jewish myths, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

American King James Version
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

American Standard Version
not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, who turn themselves away from the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
not turning [their] minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth.

English Revised Version
not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the truth.

Weymouth New Testament
and not give attention to Jewish legends and the maxims of men who turn their backs on the truth.

World English Bible
not paying attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.

Young's Literal Translation
not giving heed to Jewish fables and commands of men, turning themselves away from the truth;
Study Bible
Correcting False Teachers
13This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sternly, so that they will be sound in the faith, 14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of men who have rejected the truth. 15To the pure, all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Indeed, both their minds and their consciences are defiled.…
Cross References
Colossians 2:22
These will all perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.

1 Timothy 1:4
or devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculation rather than the stewardship of God's work, which is by faith.

2 Timothy 4:4
So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Titus 3:11
knowing that such a man is corrupt and sinful; he is self-condemned.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Jewish.

1 Timothy 1:4-7 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be …

commandments.

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their …

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:7 However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments …

Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments …

turn.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, …

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be …

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog …

(14) Not giving heed to Jewish fables.--Such as we now find embodied in the Talmud. (See Note on 1Timothy 1:4.) The oral law and traditional interpretations and glosses had, to a great measure, obscured the original simple text. The Israelite of the time of St. Paul, trained in the stricter Jewish schools, was taught that the way to win the approval of the Most High was through the observance of countless ceremonies and the practice of an elaborate ritual.

And commandments of men.--The nature of these commandments we gather from the words of the next (the 15th) verse. They seem to have been on the subject of abstinence from meats and from other things created by God for the use and enjoyment of man. The directions of St. Paul here are, in spirit, in exact accordance with the Lord's teaching at Jerusalem, related in Matthew 15:1-9. St. Paul's dread of this kind of asceticism and of the peculiar school of teaching, then so popular among the Jews, which enjoined an elaborate system of ritual and observance, which pronounced meritorious in the sight of the Eternal the practice of rites and ceremonies minute and trifling, was grounded upon a fear--too often, alas, verified--lest with the observance of the ritual, and the careful practice of the ceremonies and rites, the moral law should be lost sight of. With this school a holy life consisted rather in observing carefully a ritual, than in living justly, nobly, generously.

Verse 14. - Who for that, A.V.; turn away for turn, A.V. Jewish fables (see 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Timothy 4:7; 2 Timothy 4:4, where the Jewish origin of the fables is implied, though not so distinctly stated as here). Commandments of men (ἐντολαῖς ἀνθρώπων); so in Colossians 2:22 the apostle speaks of the precepts "touch not," "taste not" (originating with the Judaizing teachers), as τὰ ἐντάλματα καὶ διδασκαλίας τῶν ἀνθρώπων (see following note). Turning away from (ἀποστρεφομένεν); see 2 Timothy 1:15, note. Not giving heed to Jewish fables,.... Concerning God himself, the angels, and the creation of man; concerning the giving of the law at Mount Sinai; concerning the Messiah and his earthly kingdom, and the feast that will be made for the righteous in his days, which will consist of flesh, fish, and fowl, Behemoth, Leviathan, and Zuz, and of wine kept in the grape from the foundation of the world; and concerning the rolling of the dead through the caverns of the earth at the resurrection, with a multitude of other things which were traditionally received.

And commandments of men: the traditions of the elders, which the Jews charged the disciples of Christ with the transgression of; and he, on the other hand, very justly reproached them with breaking the commands of God, by attending to them, Matthew 15:1. These were the laws and traditions of the fathers, which the Apostle Paul was brought up in, and was zealous of, before his conversion, Acts 22:3 and which these judaizing preachers and professors, he here has respect to, were fond of, though they were made by men,

that turn from the truth; or "hate it", as the Syriac version renders it; who were enemies unto it, as Hillell and Shammai, the heads of the traditional doctors, and as the Jews, and their Rabbins in general were; and therefore their commandments, of all men, should not be given heed to, by those that bear the Christian name. 14. Jewish fables—(See on [2522]1Ti 1:4; [2523]1Ti 4:7; [2524]2Ti 4:4). These formed the transition stage to subsequent Gnosticism; as yet the error was but profitless, and not tending to godliness, rather than openly opposed to the faith.

commandments of men—as to ascetic abstinence (Tit 1:15; Mr 7:7-9; Col 2:16, 20-23; 1Ti 4:3).

that turn from the truth—whose characteristic is that they turn away from the truth (2Ti 4:4).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.
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