- For Teachers
One of themselves,even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
Titus 1:12 (KJV)
As a footnote:
The line derives from a poem by Epimenides (6th century BC); the original of "slow bellies" is gastéres argaí, which means "idle stomachs", i.e. "lazy gluttons".
Another line from the same poem provides the phrase "in him we live, move, and have our being", in Acts 17.28: [en autôi] gàr zômen kaì kivoúmetha kaì esmén.
For interest, cf. also the Paradox of the Cretan Liar, which is widely googleable.
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