2 Peter 2:19
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New International Version
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity--for "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them."

New Living Translation
They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.

English Standard Version
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

Berean Study Bible
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves to corruption. For a man is a slave to whatever has overcome him.

Berean Literal Bible
promising them freedom, themselves being slaves of corruption. For by what anyone has been subdued, by that also he is enslaved.

New American Standard Bible
promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.

International Standard Version
Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.

NET Bible
Although these false teachers promise such people freedom, they themselves are enslaved to immorality. For whatever a person succumbs to, to that he is enslaved.

New Heart English Bible
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They promise liberty to them when they are servants of corruption; that by which anyone is conquered, to the same he is also a slave.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They promise these people freedom, but they themselves are slaves to corruption. A person is a slave to whatever he gives in to.

New American Standard 1977
promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

Jubilee Bible 2000
promising them liberty, being they themselves the slaves of corruption: for he who is overcome by someone is subject to bondage by the one that overcame him.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave.

Darby Bible Translation
promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.

English Revised Version
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

Webster's Bible Translation
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage.

Weymouth New Testament
And they promise them freedom, although they are themselves the slaves of what is corrupt. For a man is the slave of any one by whom he has been worsted in fight.

World English Bible
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.

Young's Literal Translation
liberty to them promising, themselves being servants of the corruption, for by whom any one hath been overcome, to this one also he hath been brought to servitude,
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
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. 20If 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.…
Cross References
John 8:34
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

Acts 19:16
Then the man with the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. The attack was so violent that they ran out of the house, naked and wounded.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?

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.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

they promise.

Galatians 5:1,13 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, …

they themselves.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits …

Romans 6:12-14,16-22 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

overcome.

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

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious …

Jeremiah 23:9 My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones …

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, …

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