2 Peter 2:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception.

English Standard Version
For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.

Berean Study Bible
With lofty but empty words, they appeal to the sensual passions of the flesh and entice the ones who are just escaping from those who live in error.

Berean Literal Bible
For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they entice to sensuality with the passions of the flesh those barely escaping from those living in error,

New American Standard Bible
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

International Standard Version
By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

NET Bible
For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error.

New Heart English Bible
For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who actually escape from those who live in error;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When they utter empty horrors, they seduce by filthy desires of the flesh those who had just escaped from those who were employed in deception.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They arrogantly use nonsense to seduce people by appealing to their sexual desires, especially to sexual freedom. They seduce people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

New American Standard 1977
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse in error,

King James 2000 Bible
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that have just escaped from them who live in error.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from them that live in error;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness, those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

Darby Bible Translation
For [while] speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with [the] lusts of [the] flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,

English Revised Version
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by lasciviousness, those who are just escaping from them that live in error;

Webster's Bible Translation
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that had quite escaped from them who live in error.

Weymouth New Testament
For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.

World English Bible
For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

Young's Literal Translation
for overswellings of vanity speaking, they do entice in desires of the flesh -- lasciviousnesses, those who had truly escaped from those conducting themselves in error,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:17-22 The word of truth is the water of life, which refreshes the souls that receive it; but deceivers spread and promote error, and are set forth as empty, because there is no truth in them. As clouds hinder the light of the sun, so do these darken counsel by words wherein there is no truth. Seeing that these men increase darkness in this world, it is very just that the mist ofdarkness should be their portion in the next. In the midst of their talk of liberty, these men are the vilest slaves; their own lusts gain a complete victory over them, and they are actually in bondage. When men are entangled, they are easily overcome; therefore Christians should keep close to the word of God, and watch against all who seek to bewilder them. A state of apostacy is worse than a state of ignorance. To bring an evil report upon the good way of God, and a false charge against the way of truth, must expose to the heaviest condemnation. How dreadful is the state here described! Yet though such a case is deplorable, it is not utterly hopeless; the leper may be made clean, and even the dead may be raised. Is thy backsliding a grief to thee? Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved.
Study Bible
Deliverance from False Prophets
17These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 18With lofty but empty words, they appeal to the sensual passions of the flesh and entice the ones who are just escaping from those who live in error. 19They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves to corruption. For a man is a slave to whatever has overcome him.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:8
They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

Ephesians 4:17
So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord: You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

2 Peter 1:4
Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed.

2 Peter 2:7
and if He rescued Lot, a righteous man distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless

2 Peter 2:14
Their eyes are full of adultery; their desire for sin is never satisfied; they seduce the unstable. They are accursed children with hearts trained in greed.

2 Peter 2:20
If indeed they have escaped the corruption of the world through their knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, only to be entangled and overcome by it again, their final condition is worse than it was at first.

2 Peter 3:17
Therefore, beloved, since you already know these things, be on your guard not to be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure standing.

Jude 1:16
These men are discontented grumblers, following after their own lusts; their mouths spew arrogance; they flatter others for their own advantage.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

they speak.

Psalm 52:1-3 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of …

Psalm 73:8,9 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they …

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, …

Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the …

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that …

Jude 1:13,15,16 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, …

Revelation 13:5,6,11 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; …

great swelling. [Huperogkos,] things puffed up with the wind.

wantonness.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have …

that were.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that …

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save …

clean. or, for a little, or, a while, as some read.

Jump to Previous
Allure Appealing Arrogant Bait Barely Boastful Boasts Clean Cravings Desires Earthly Emptiness Empty Entice Entrap Error Escape Escaped Escaping False. Flesh Fleshly Folly Frivolous Great High-Sounding Human Immorality Indeed Kind Loud Lusts Mouth Nature Ones Passions Pour Quite Sensuality Sinful Speak Speaking Swelling Talk Use Uttering Vanity Wantonness Words
Jump to Next
Allure Appealing Arrogant Bait Barely Boastful Boasts Clean Cravings Desires Earthly Emptiness Empty Entice Entrap Error Escape Escaped Escaping False. Flesh Fleshly Folly Frivolous Great High-Sounding Human Immorality Indeed Kind Loud Lusts Mouth Nature Ones Passions Pour Quite Sensuality Sinful Speak Speaking Swelling Talk Use Uttering Vanity Wantonness Words
Links
2 Peter 2:18 NIV
2 Peter 2:18 NLT
2 Peter 2:18 ESV
2 Peter 2:18 NASB
2 Peter 2:18 KJV

2 Peter 2:18 Biblia Paralela
2 Peter 2:18 Chinese Bible
2 Peter 2:18 French Bible
2 Peter 2:18 German Bible

Alphabetical: and appealing are arrogant barely boastful by desires empty entice error escape escaping fleshly For from human in just live lustful mouth nature of ones out people sensuality sinful speaking the they those to vanity who words

NT Letters: 2 Peter 2:18 For uttering great swelling words of emptiness (2 Pet. 2P iiP ii Pet) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
2 Peter 2:17
Top of Page
Top of Page