2 Peter 2:18
Good News Translation
They make proud and stupid statements, and use immoral bodily lusts to trap those who are just beginning to escape from among people who live in error.

Contemporary English Version
They brag out loud about their stupid nonsense. And by being vulgar and crude, they trap people who have barely escaped from living the wrong kind of life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

New American Bible
For, talking empty bombast, they seduce with licentious desires of the flesh those who have barely escaped from people who live in error.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

they speak.

Psalm 52:1-3 Unto the end, understanding for David, [2] When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. [3] Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity? . . .

Psalm 73:8,9 They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high. . . .

Daniel 4:30 The same hour the word was fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and he was driven away from among men, and did eat grass, like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till his hairs grew like the feathers of eagles, and his nails like birds' claws.

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will, and he shall be lifted up, and shall magnify himself against every god: and he shall speak great things against the God of gods, and shall prosper, till the wrath be accomplished. For the determination is made.

Acts 8:9 There was therefore great joy in that city. Now there was a certain man named Simon who before had been a magician in that city, seducing the people of Samaria, giving out that he was some great one:

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Jude 1:13,15,16 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion: wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever. . . .

Revelation 13:5,6,11 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do, two and forty months. . . .

great swelling.

wantonness.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy.

James 5:5 You have feasted upon earth: and in riotousness you have nourished your hearts, in the day of slaughter.

that were.

2 Peter 2:20 For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

2 Peter 1:4 By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.

Acts 2:40 And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

clean.

Context
Deliverance from False Prophets
17These are fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. 18For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: 19Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:8
They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

Ephesians 4:17
This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind:

2 Peter 1:4
By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.

2 Peter 2:2
And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2 Peter 2:7
And delivered just Lot, oppressed by the injustice and lewd conversation of the wicked:

2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls: having their heart exercised with covetousness: children of malediction.

2 Peter 2:20
For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

2 Peter 3:17
You therefore, brethren, knowing these things before, take heed, lest being led aside by the error of the unwise, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake.

Additional Translations
With lofty but empty words, they appeal to the sensual passions of the flesh and entice those who are just escaping from others who live in error.

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they entice to sensuality with the passions of the flesh those barely escaping from those living in error,

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from them that live in error;

For [while] speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with [the] lusts of [the] flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,

For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from them that live in error;

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that had quite escaped from them who live in error.

For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.

For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

for overswellings of vanity speaking, they do entice in desires of the flesh -- lasciviousnesses, those who had truly escaped from those conducting themselves in error,
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