2 Peter 2:2
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English Standard Version
And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And many will follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of.

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

2 Peter 2:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Shall follow

See on 2 Peter 1:16.

Pernicious ways (ἀπωλείαις)

The true reading is ἀσελγείαις, lascivious doings. So Rev. See on 1 Peter 4:3. The use of the plural is rare. Compare Jde 1:4.

2 Peter 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

many.

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

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

1 John 2:18,19 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:8,14 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

pernicious ways. or, lascivious ways, as some copies read. by reason.

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

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed...

way.

2 Peter 2:15,21 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor...

Psalm 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God...

Acts 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him to them...

Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them...

Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers...

evil.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brothers.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

Jude 1:10,15 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

Cross References
Genesis 19:5
And they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them."

Acts 16:17
She followed Paul and us, crying out, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation."

Acts 22:4
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,

Acts 24:14
But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Romans 2:24
For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

2 Peter 2:7
and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked

2 Peter 2:18
For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.

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