2 Peter 2:19
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English Standard Version
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

2 Peter 2:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Is overcome (ἥττηται)

Lit., is worsted; from ἥσσων, inferior. Only here, 2 Peter 2:20, and 2 Corinthians 12:13.

Brought into bondage (δεδούλωται)

Enslaved. Compare Romans 6:16.

2 Peter 2:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they promise.

Galatians 5:1,13 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage...

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

they themselves.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.

Romans 6:12-14,16-22 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

overcome.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Jeremiah 23:9 My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man...

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Cross References
John 8:34
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

Acts 19:16
And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

2 Peter 1:4
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

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