2 Peter 2:2
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New International Version
Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

New Living Translation
Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.

English Standard Version
And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.

Berean Study Bible
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed.

Berean Literal Bible
And many will follow after their sensuality, through whom the way of the truth will be maligned.

New American Standard Bible
Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and the way of truth will be blasphemed because of them.

International Standard Version
Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.

NET Bible
And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And many will go after their abominations, because of which, the way of truth will be blasphemed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many people will follow them in their sexual freedom and will cause others to dishonor the way of truth.

New American Standard 1977
And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be blasphemed;

King James 2000 Bible
And many shall follow their shameful ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

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

American Standard Version
And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Darby Bible Translation
and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.

English Revised Version
And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the 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.

Weymouth New Testament
And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and many shall follow out their destructive ways, because of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-9 Though the way of error is a hurtful way, many are always ready to walk therein. Let us take care we give no occasion to the enemy to blaspheme 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 upon them. God's usual method of proceeding is shown by examples. Angels were cast down from all their glory and dignity, for their disobedience. If creatures sin, even in heaven, they must suffer in 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 more 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 into barrenness, and a well-watered country into ashes. No plans or politics can keep off judgments from a sinful people. He who keeps fire and 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, living among the most profane, to retain their integrity; there being more 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 commit sin, we meet with strange hinderances, if we mark them When we intend mischief, God sends many stops to hinder us, as if to say, Take heed what you do. His wisdom and power will surely effect the purposes of his love, and the engagements of his truth; while wicked men often escape suffering here, because they are kept to the day of judgment, to be punished with the devil and his angels.
Study Bible
Deliverance from False Prophets
1Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed. 3In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:5
and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."

Acts 16:17
This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation."

Acts 22:4
I persecuted this Way even to the death, detaining both men and women and throwing them into prison,

Acts 24:14
I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Romans 2:24
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

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

2 Peter 2:18
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.

Jude 1:4
For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed--ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:7
In like manner, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, who indulged in sexual immorality and pursued strange flesh, are on display as an example of those who sustain the punishment of eternal fire.
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And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

many.

Matthew 24:10-13,24 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and …

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs …

1 John 2:18,19 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 13:8,14 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him…

pernicious ways. or, lascivious ways, as some copies read. by reason.

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, …

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their …

way.

2 Peter 2:15,21 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following …

Psalm 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed …

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called …

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to …

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the …

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the …

Acts 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and …

Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of …

Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that after the way which they call heresy, …

evil.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, …

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

Jude 1:10,15 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what …

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