Titus 1:16
Good News Translation
They claim that they know God, but their actions deny it. They are hateful and disobedient, not fit to do anything good.

Contemporary English Version
Such people claim to know God, but their actions prove they really don't. They are disgusting. They won't obey God, and they are too worthless to do anything good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him: being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.

New American Bible
They claim to know God, but by their deeds they deny him. They are vile and disobedient and unqualified for any good deed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him: being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.

profess.

Numbers 24:16 The hearer of the words of God hath said, who knoweth the doctrine of the Highest, and seeth the visions of the Almighty, who falling hath his eyes opened:

Isaiah 29:13 And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:

Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice.

Isaiah 58:2 For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Hosea 8:2,3 They shall call upon me: O my God, we, Israel, know thee. . . .

Romans 2:18-24 And knowest his will and approvest the more profitable things, being instructed by the law: . . .

2 Timothy 3:5-8 Having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. . . .

Jude 1:4 For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

being.

Job 15:16 How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Revelation 21:8,27 But the fearful and unbelieving and the abominable and murderers and whoremongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. . . .

and disobedient.

1 Samuel 15:22,24 And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams. . . .

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief.

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this: That the law is not made for the just man but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

unto.

Jeremiah 6:30 Call them reprobate silver, for the Lord hath rejected them.

Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.

reprobate.

Context
Correcting False Teachers
15All things are clean to the clean: but to them that are defiled and to unbelievers, nothing is clean: but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him: being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.
Cross References
Proverbs 30:12
A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 58:2
For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God.

Isaiah 59:13
In sinning and lying against the Lord: and we have turned away so that we went not after our God, but spoke calumny and transgression: we have conceived, and uttered from the heart, words of falsehood.

Jeremiah 5:2
And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.

Jeremiah 12:2
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Hosea 8:2
They shall call upon me: O my God, we, Israel, know thee.

1 Timothy 5:8
But if any man have not care of his own and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.

2 Timothy 3:8
Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.

2 Timothy 3:17
That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.

Titus 3:1
Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work.

Titus 3:3
For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 John 2:4
He who saith that he knoweth him and keepeth not his commandments is a liar: and the truth is not in him.

Jude 1:4
For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21:8
But the fearful and unbelieving and the abominable and murderers and whoremongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Additional Translations
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

They profess to know God, but in their works they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and unfit for any good work.

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

They profess to know God, but in works deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and found worthless as to every good work.

They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

They profess to know God; but in their actions they disown Him, and are detestable and disobedient men, and for any good work are utterly useless.

They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

God they profess to know, and in the works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work disapproved.
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