2 Peter 2:19
Good News Translation
They promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves of destructive habits--for we are slaves of anything that has conquered us.

Contemporary English Version
They promise freedom to everyone. But they are merely slaves of filthy living, because people are slaves of whatever controls them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Promising 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.

New American Bible
They promise them freedom, though they themselves are slaves of corruption, for a person is a slave of whatever overcomes him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Promising 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.

they promise.

Galatians 5:1,13 Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage. . . .

1 Peter 2:16 As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God.

they themselves.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Romans 6:12-14,16-22 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, so as to obey the lusts thereof. . . .

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

overcome.

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.

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower the glory his joy, who were on the head of the fat valley, staggering with wine.

Jeremiah 23:9 To the prophets: My heart is broken within me, all my bones tremble: I am become as a drunken man, and as a man full of wine, at the presence of the Lord, and at the presence of his holy words.

2 Timothy 2:26 And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.

Context
Deliverance from False Prophets
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. 20For 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.…
Cross References
John 8:34
Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Acts 19:16
And the man in whom the wicked spirit was, leaping upon them and mastering them both, prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

Romans 6:16
Know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are whom you obey, whether it be of sin unto death or of obedience unto justice.

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.

Additional Translations
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves to depravity. For a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.

promising them freedom, themselves being slaves of corruption. For by what anyone has been subdued, by that also he is enslaved.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage.

And they promise them freedom, although they are themselves the slaves of what is corrupt. For a man is the slave of any one by whom he has been worsted in fight.

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.

liberty to them promising, themselves being servants of the corruption, for by whom any one hath been overcome, to this one also he hath been brought to servitude,
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