2 Peter 2:22
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English Standard Version
What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

King James Bible
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

American Standard Version
It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

English Revised Version
It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it hath happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

Weymouth New Testament
Their case is that described in the true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb, "The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth."

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Vincent's Word Studies

According to the true proverb (τὸ τῆς ἀληθοῦς παροιμίας)

Lit., that of the true proverb, or the matter of the proverb. For a similar construction see Matthew 21:21, that of the fig-tree; Matthew 8:33, the things of those possessed. On proverb see notes on Matthew 13:3.

Vomit (ἐξέραμα)

Only here in New Testament.

Wallowing (κυλισμὸν)

Only here in New Testament.

Mire (βορβόρου)

Only here in New Testament. This use of dogs and swine together recalls Matthew 7:6.

2 Peter 2:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The dog.

Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

Cross References
Proverbs 26:11
Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.

John 10:6
This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

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