New Living Translation
These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness.
King James Bible
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, to whom the gloom of darkness is reserved for ever.
World English Bible
These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
Young's Literal Translation
These are wells without water, and clouds by a tempest driven, to whom the thick gloom of the darkness to the age hath been kept;
2 Peter 2:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 Fountains and clouds promise water: so do these promise, but do not perform.
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You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai.
When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord's love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots.
They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their shameful deeds. They are like wandering stars, doomed forever to blackest darkness.
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