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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Not giving heed to Jewish fables - See on 1 Timothy 1:4 (note); 1 Timothy 4:7 (note).

Commandments of men - The injunctions of the scribes and Pharisees, which they added to the law of God.

That turn from the truth - For such persons made the word of God of none effect by their traditions. Sometimes the verb αποστρεφομαι signifies to be averse from, slight, or despise. So, here, the persons in question despised the truth, and taught others to do the same.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jewish.

1 Timothy 1:4-7 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do...

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.

commandments.

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...

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 of men.

Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

turn.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements...

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again...

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Purity.
Preached August 11, 1850. PURITY. "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled."--Titus i. 15. For the evils of this world there are two classes of remedies--one is the world's, the other is God's. The world proposes to remedy evil by adjusting the circumstances of this life to man's desires. The world says, give us a perfect set of circumstances, and then we shall have a set of perfect men.
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

Whether Conscience be a Power?
Objection 1: It would seem that conscience is a power; for Origen says [*Commentary on Rom. 2:15] that "conscience is a correcting and guiding spirit accompanying the soul, by which it is led away from evil and made to cling to good." But in the soul, spirit designates a power---either the mind itself, according to the text (Eph. 4:13), "Be ye renewed in the spirit of your mind"---or the imagination, whence imaginary vision is called spiritual, as Augustine says (Gen. ad lit. xii, 7,24). Therefore
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
"--If we deny him, he also will deny us." This is predicated of Christ; and looks forward to the day when all mankind will stand before him as their judge. Denying Christ is here declared to be a mortal sin. Those found guilty of it will hear that sentence--"Depart ye cursed!" But this is to be understood only of a persevering denial of him. Those who turn by a timely repentance, will find mercy. This is true of every sin. But repentance may be too late. It must antecede death, or it will be of
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

Evil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
The Word of the Lord may not denominate in plain terms every particular sin and evil practise man may engage in; however there are general terms and principles of righteousness that prohibit and condemn every possible sinful act man may perform. The words card-parties, picnics, fairs, shows and theaters are not found in the writings of the apostles; however indulgence in these is "revelry," "living in pleasure," "rioting" and worldliness, of which the Scriptures say the participants do not love God
Charles Ebert Orr—The Gospel Day

Cross References
Colossians 2:22
These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.

1 Timothy 1:4
or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God's work--which is by faith.

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

Titus 3:11
You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

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