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    One of themselves,even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

    Titus 1:12 (KJV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    One of themselves,even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

    Titus 1:12 (KJV)
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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    One of themselves,even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

    Titus 1:12 (KJV)
    The Cretans are snakes. {go back to Genesis and see how God addresses Satan after the Fall]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The Cretans are snakes. {go back to Genesis and see how God addresses Satan after the Fall]
    The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

    I see, so all of these descriptions refer to the snake; which is Satan, which is a liar, an evil beast, and a slow belly.


    * Please check my sentence, thanks!

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    Default Re: slow belly

    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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