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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 2:2

    CHAPTERS: 2 Peter 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22




    King James Bible - 2 Peter 2:2

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

    World English Bible

    Many will
    follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 2:2

    And many shall
    follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of 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.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 πολλοι 4183 εξακολουθησουσιν 1811 5692 αυτων 846 ταις 3588 απωλειαις 684 δι 1223 ους 3739 η 3588 οδος 3598 της 3588 αληθειας 225 βλασφημηθησεται 987 5701

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    Mt 24:10-13,24 Mr 13:22 1Jo 2:18,19 Re 12:9; 13:8,14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:2

    Y muchos seguirn sus perdiciones, por los cuales el camino de la verdad ser blasfemado;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 2:2

    Verse 2. Many shall
    follow] WILL follow, because determined to gratify their sinful propensities.

    Pernicious ways] taiv apwleiaiv? Their destructions; i.e. the heresies of destruction, or destructive opinions, mentioned above. But instead of apwleiaiv, destructions, aselgeiaiv, 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, AEthiopic, Armenian, Slavonic, Vulgate, Chrysostom, Theophylact, OEcumenius, 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, &c. 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, blasfhmhqhsetai, was blasphemed. Had they called themselves by any name but that of Christ, his religion would not have suffered.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways , etc.] Their principles and their practices, which lead to destruction, The Complutensian edition, the Alexandrian copy, and six copies of Beza's, and others, read their lasciviousnesses; and so the Vulgate Latin version renders it, their luxuries; and all the Oriental versions seem to have read in like manner.

    The Syriac version renders it, their impurity; and the Arabic version, their unchastities; and the Ethiopic version, their lust; and which seems to have respect to the impure conversation of the followers of Simon Magus, the Nicolaitans, the Gnostics, Carpocratians, and others, who indulged themselves in all unnatural lusts and uncleanness; and generally, when men make shipwreck of faith, they also do of a good conscience, and become immoral in their conversations; and yet, as destructive as their principles, and as dishonourable and scandalous as their practices be, many were, and are their followers; so it was foretold by Christ, ( Matthew 24:11), and so it has been, ( Revelation 13:3). The road both of error and wickedness is a broad one, in which many walk; and a multitude is no proof of the truth of a church or of the principles of men, nor to be followed: by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of ; that is, either Christ, who is truth itself, and the true way to eternal life and happiness; or the Gospel, the word of truth, which holds forth Christ the truth, and points to him, and every other truth, and nothing but truth; or the Christian religion, which is the true way, in opposition to all sects and heresies; and is what should be blasphemed and spoken against, either by these men or their followers; for the phrase may be rendered, by whom, as it is in the Vulgate Latin version, and the meaning be, that they should, in a blasphemous way, speak and write against Christ and his truths, reproach and revile them, and in a virulent manner oppose them, and trample them under foot: or for the sake of them, as other versions read; and as we do; by reason of them; they should be the occasion, by their impure lives, of the name of Christ, and his doctrines, being blasphemed by profane and irreligious men; (see Romans 2:24). The Alexandrian copy, and one of Stephens's, read the glory of truth; and so the Ethiopic version, the glory of his truth.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-9 - Though the way of error is a hurtful way, many are always ready to wal therein. Let us take care we give no occasion to the enemy to blasphem the holy name whereby we are called, or to speak evil of the way of salvation by Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life These seducers used feigned words, they deceived the hearts of their followers. Such are condemned already, and the wrath of God abides upo them. God's usual method of proceeding is shown by examples. Angel were cast down from all their glory and dignity, for their disobedience. If creatures sin, even in heaven, they must suffer i hell. Sin is the work of darkness, and darkness is the wages of sin See how God dealt with the old world. The number of offenders no mor procures favour, than their quality. If the sin be universal, the punishment shall likewise extend to all. If in a fruitful soil the people abound in sin, God can at once turn a fruitful land int barrenness, and a well-watered country into ashes. No plans or politic can keep off judgments from a sinful people. He who keeps fire an water from hurting his people, Isa 43:2, can make either destroy his enemies; they are never safe. When God sends destruction on the ungodly, he commands deliverance for the righteous. In bad company we cannot but get either guilt or grief. Let the sins of others be troubles to us. Yet it is possible for the children of the Lord, livin among the most profane, to retain their integrity; there being mor power in the grace of Christ, and his dwelling in them, than in the temptations of Satan, or the example of the wicked, with all their terrors or allurements. In our intentions and inclinations to commi sin, we meet with strange hinderances, if we mark them When we inten mischief, God sends many stops to hinder us, as if to say, Take hee what you do. His wisdom and power will surely effect the purposes of his love, and the engagements of his truth; while wicked men ofte escape suffering here, because they are kept to the day of judgment, to be punished with the devil and his angels.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 πολλοι 4183 εξακολουθησουσιν 1811 5692 αυτων 846 ταις 3588 απωλειαις 684 δι 1223 ους 3739 η 3588 οδος 3598 της 3588 αληθειας 225 βλασφημηθησεται 987 5701

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. Shall
    follow. See on ch. i. 16.

    Pernicious ways (apwleiaiv). The true reading is ajselgeiaiv, lascivious doings. So Rev. See on 1 Pet. iv. 3. The use of the plural is rare. Compare Jude 4.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22


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