2 Peter: Chapter 02

The Second Epistle of Peter. The 2nd Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
2:1 Forsooth there were and false prophets of the people, as and in you shall be master liars, which shall bring in sects of perdition; and they denying that Lord that bought them, and bring on themselves hasty perdition. There were false prophets among the people even as there shall be false teachers among you: which privily shall bring in damnable sects, even denying the lord that hath bought them, and bring on their own heads swift damnation, But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you: which privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord, that hath bought them, & bring upon themselves swift damnation. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2:2 And many shall follow their lecheries, by whom the way of truth shall be blasphemed; and many shall follow their damnable ways, by which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, And many shall follow their damnable ways, by whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of:
2:3 and they shall make merchandise of you in covetousness by feigned words. To whom doom now sometime ceaseth not, and the perdition of them nappeth not. and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you, whose judgement is not far off, and their damnation sleepeth not. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you, whose judgement long agone is not far off, and their damnation sleepeth not. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words, make merchandise of you, whose judgement now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2:4 For if God spared not angels sinning, but betook them to be tormented, drawn down with bonds of hell into hell, to be kept into doom; For if god spared not the angels that sinned but cast them down into hell, and put them in chains of darkness, there to be kept unto judgement. For if God spared not the Angels, that had sinned, but cast them down into hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept unto damnation: For if God spared not the Angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment:
2:5 and spared not the first world, but kept Noah, the eighth man, the before-goer of rightwiseness, bringing in the deluge to the world of unpious men; neither spared the old world: but saved Noe the eighth preacher of rightwiseness, and brought in the flood into the world of the ungodly, Neither hath spared the old world, but saved Noe the eighth person a preacher of righteousness, and brought in the flood upon the world of the ungodly, And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly:
2:6 and driving into powder the cities of men of Sodom and of men of Gomorrha, and condemned by turning upside-down, putting ensample of them that were to doing evil; and turned the cities of Zodom and Gomor into ashes: overthrew them, damned them, and made of them an ensample unto all that after should live ungodly. And turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrhe into ashes, condemned them and overthrew them, and made them an ensample unto them that after should live ungodly, And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly:
2:7 and delivered the just Lot, oppressed of the wrong, and of the lecherous conversation of cursed men; And just Lot vexed with the uncleanly conversation of the wicked, delivered he. And delivered just Lot vexed with the uncleanly conversation of the wicked, And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2:8 for in sight and hearing he was just, dwelling with them that from day intoday tormented with wicked works a just soul. For he being righteous and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unrighteous deeds. (For he being righteous, and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.) (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing & hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day, with their unlawful deeds.)
2:9 The Lord knew to deliver pious men of temptation, soothly to keep wicked men into the day of doom to be tormented; The lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and how to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement for to be punished: The Lord knoweth to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished:
2:10 but more them that walk after the flesh, in coveting of uncleanness, and despise lordshipping, and be bold, pleasing themselves, and dread not to bring in sects, blaspheming; namely them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise the rulers. Presumptuous are they, and stubborn and fear not to speak evil of them that are in authority. And chiefly them that walk after the flesh, in the lust of uncleanness, and despise the government, which are presumptuous, and stand in their own conceit, and fear not to speak evil of them that are in dignity. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they; self willed: they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities:
2:11 where angels, when they be more in strength and virtue, bear not against them the execrable doom. When the angels which are greater both in power and might, receive not of the lord railing judgement against them. Whereas the Angels which are greater both in power and might, give not railing judgement against them before the Lord. Whereas Angels which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
2:12 But these be as unreasonable beasts, by kind into taking, and into death, blaspheming in these things that they know not, and shall perish in their corruption, But these as brute beasts, naturally made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of that they know not, and shall perish through their own destruction, But these as brute beasts, led with sensuality and made to be taken, and destroyed, speak evil of those things which they know not, and shall perish through their own corruption. But these, as natural brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed speak evil of the things that they understand not, and shall utterly perish in their own corruption,
2:13 receiving the hire of unrightwiseness, guessing the volupties of the day delights of defouling and of wem, with delights flowing, in their feasts doing lechery with you, and receive the reward of unrightwiseness. They count it pleasure to live deliciously for a season. Spots they are and filthiness: and of you they make a mockingstock feasting together in their deceivable ways: And shall receive the wages of unrighteousness, as they which count it pleasure to live deliciously for a season. Spots they are and blots, delighting themselves in their deceivings, in feasting with you, And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time: Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings, while they feast with you:
2:14 having eyes full of adultery, and unceasing trespass, deceiving unsteadfast souls, having the heart exercised in covetousness, the sons of cursing, having eyes full of advoutry, and that cannot cease to sin, beguiling unstable souls. Hearts they have exercised with covetousness. They are cursed children, Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease to sin, beguiling unstable souls: they have hearts exercised with covetousness, cursed children, Having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices: cursed children:
2:15 that forsake the right way, and erred, following the way of Balaam of Bosor, which loved the hire of wickedness. and have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray following the way of Balam the son of Bosor, which loved the reward of unrightwiseness: Which forsaking the right way, have gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor, which loved the wages of unrighteousness. Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
2:16 Soothly he had correction of his madness; a dumb beast under yoke, speaking with voice of a man, forbade the unwisdom of the prophet. but was rebuked of his iniquity. The tame and dumb beast, speaking with man’s voice forbade the foolishness of the prophet. But he was rebuked for his iniquity: for the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice, forbade the foolishness of the Prophet. But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice, forbade the madness of the Prophet.
2:17 These be wells without water, and clouds driven with whirling winds, to whom the thick mist of darknesses is reserved. These are wells without water, and clouds carried about of a tempest, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. These are wells without water, and clouds carried about with a tempest, to whom the black darkness is reserved for ever. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2:18 And they speak in pride of vanity, and deceive in desires of flesh of lechery them, that escape a little. Which live in error, For when they have spoken the swelling words of vanity, they beguile with wantonness through the lusts of the flesh them that were clean escaped: but now are wrapped in errors. For in speaking swelling words of vanity, they beguile with wantonness through the lusts of the flesh them that were clean escaped from them which are wrapped in error, For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2:19 promising liberty to them, when they be servants of corruption. For of whom any man is overcome, of him also he is servant. They promise them liberty, and are themselves the bondservants of corruption. For of whomsoever a man is overcome, unto the same is he in bondage. Promising unto them liberty, and are themselves the servants of corruption: for of whomsoever a man is overcome, even unto the same is he in bondage. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2:20 For if men forsake the uncleannesses of the world, by the knowing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again enwrapped in these, and be overcome, the latter things be made to them worse than the former. For if they, after they have escaped from the filthiness of the world through the knowledge of the lord, and of the saviour Jesus Christ, they are yet tangled again therein and overcome: then is the latter end worse with them than the beginning. For if they, after they have escaped from the filthiness of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord, & of the Saviour Jesus Christ, are yet tangled again therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2:21 For it was better to them to not know the way of rightwiseness, than to turn again after the knowing, from that holy commandment that was betaken to them. For it had been better for them, not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. For it had been better for them, not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2:22 Soothly that thing of very proverb befell to them, An hound turned again to his vomit, and a sow washed in the wallowing of clay. It is happened unto them according to the true proverb: The dog is turned to his vomit again, and the sow after she is washed, is returned to her wallowing in the mire. But it is come unto them, according to the true proverb, The dog is returned to his own vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to the wallowing in the mire. 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.
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