Titus 1:16
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English Standard Version
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

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

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

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.

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Titus 1:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They profess (ὁμολογοῦσιν)

Better, confess. See on 2 Corinthians 9:13, and comp. 1 Timothy 6:12. Not loudly and publicly profess (as Huther), but confess as opposed to deny (John 1:20); comp. Hebrews 11:13; Romans 10:9, Romans 10:10.

Abominable (βδελυκτοὶ)

N.T.o. Class. lxx, Proverbs 17:15; Sir. 41:5; 2 Macc. 1:27. See on βδέλυγμα abomination, Matthew 24:15, and comp. Revelation 17:4, Revelation 17:5; Revelation 21:27. The kindred verb, βδελύσσεσθαι abhor, Romans 2:22; Revelation 21:8.

Reprobate (ἀδόκιμοι)

See on Romans 1:28; see on 1 Corinthians 9:27, and comp. 2 Timothy 3:8. The phrase reprobate unto every good work, N.T.o.

Titus 1:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

profess.

Numbers 24:16 He has said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty...

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me...

Isaiah 48:1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah...

Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God...

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Hosea 8:2,3 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you...

Romans 2:18-24 And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law...

2 Timothy 3:5-8 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

being.

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Revelation 21:8,27 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

and disobedient.

1 Samuel 15:22,24 And Samuel said, Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold...

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

unto.

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

reprobate. or, void of judgment.

Cross References
Proverbs 30:12
There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.

Isaiah 58:2
Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.

Isaiah 59:13
transgressing, and denying the LORD, and turning back from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.

Jeremiah 5:2
Though they say, "As the LORD lives," yet they swear falsely.

Jeremiah 12:2
You plant them, and they take root; they grow and produce fruit; you are near in their mouth and far from their heart.

Hosea 8:2
To me they cry, "My God, we--Israel--know you."

1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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