New International Version
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;
Titus 1:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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
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?
Confessing Christ an Indispensable Duty.
Evil Habits and Injurious Indulgences.
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.
You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
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