New International Version
Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
King James Bible
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
Darby Bible Translation
and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.
World English Bible
Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many shall follow - Will follow, because determined to gratify their sinful propensities.
Pernicious ways - Ταις απωλειαις· Their destructions; i.e. the heresies of destruction, or destructive opinions, mentioned above. But instead of απωλειαις, destructions, ασελγειαις, lasciviousnesses or uncleannesses, is the reading of ABC, and upwards of sixty others, most of which are among the most ancient, correct, and authentic. This is the reading also of both the Syriac, all the Arabic, the Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Slavonic, Vulgate, Chrysostom, Theophylact, Ecumenius, and Jerome. A very few, and those of little repute, have the word in the text.
The word lasciviousnesses is undoubtedly the true reading, and this points out what the nature of the heresies was: it was a sort of Antinomianism; they pampered and indulged the lusts of the flesh; and, if the Nicolaitans are meant, it is very applicable to them, for they taught the community of wives, etc. Griesbach has received this reading into the text.
By reason of whom - These were persons who professed Christianity; and because they were called Christians, and followed such abominable practices, the way of truth - the Christian religion, βλασφημηθησεται, was blasphemed. Had they called themselves by any name but that of Christ, his religion would not have suffered.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pernicious ways. or, lascivious ways, as some copies read. by reason.
LibraryThe Owner and his Slaves
'Denying the Lord that bought them.'--2 Peter ii. 1. The institution of slavery was one of the greatest blots on ancient civilisation. It was twice cursed, cursing both parties, degrading each, turning the slave into a chattel, and the master, in many cases, into a brute. Christianity, as represented in the New Testament, never says a word to condemn it, but Christianity has killed it. 'Make the tree good and its fruit good.' Do not aim at institutions, change the people that live under them and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
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They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved."
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
2 Peter 2:7
and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless
2 Peter 2:18
For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
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