2 Peter 2:2
Good News Translation
Even so, many will follow their immoral ways; and because of what they do, others will speak evil of the Way of truth.

Contemporary English Version
Many people will follow their evil ways and cause others to tell lies about the true way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

New American Bible
Many will follow their licentious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

many.

Matthew 24:10-13,24 And then shall many be scandalized and shall betray one another and shall hate one another. . . .

Mark 13:22 For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets: and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect.

1 John 2:18,19 Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour. . . .

Revelation 12:9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 13:8,14 And all that dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb which was slain from the beginning of the world. . . .

pernicious ways.

Romans 2:24 (For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.)

1 Timothy 5:14 I will, therefore, that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, sober, having a care of the house, gentle, obedient to their husbands: that the word of God be not blasphemed. . . .

way.

2 Peter 2:15,21 Leaving the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor who loved the wages of iniquity, . . .

Psalm 18:21 Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not done wickedly against my God.

Isaiah 35:8 And a path and a way shall be there, and it shall be called the holy way: the unclean shall not pass over it, and this shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools shall not err therein.

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: We will not walk.

Matthew 7:14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!

Matthew 22:16 And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and teachest the way of God in truth. Neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost not regard the person of men.

Mark 12:14 Who coming, say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and carest not for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar? Or shall we not give it?

John 14:6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.

Acts 13:10 Said: O full of all guile and of all deceit, child of the devil, enemy of all justice, thou ceases not to pervert the right ways of the Lord.

Acts 16:17 This same following Paul and us, cried out, saying: These men are the servants of the Most High God, who preach unto you the way of salvation.

Acts 18:26 This man therefore began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Whom when Priscilla and Aquila had heard, they took him to them and expounded to him the way of the Lord more diligently.

Acts 19:9 But when some were hardened and believed not, speaking evil of the way of the Lord before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Acts 24:14 But this I confess to thee that according to the way which they call a heresy, so do I serve the Father and my God, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets:

evil.

2 Peter 2:12 But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption:

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and incensed the minds of the Gentiles against the brethren.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Jude 1:10,15 But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted. . . .

Context
Deliverance from False Prophets
1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of perdition and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:5
And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither, that we may know them:

Acts 16:17
This same following Paul and us, cried out, saying: These men are the servants of the Most High God, who preach unto you the way of salvation.

Acts 22:4
Who persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

Acts 24:14
But this I confess to thee that according to the way which they call a heresy, so do I serve the Father and my God, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets:

Romans 2:24
(For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.)

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

2 Peter 2:18
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:

Jude 1:4
For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:7
As Sodom and Gomorrha and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

Additional Translations
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of truth will be defamed.

And many will follow after their sensuality, through whom the way of the truth will be maligned.

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.

and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.

And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.

And many will follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of.

And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.

Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.

and many shall follow out their destructive ways, because of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of,
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