2 Peter 3:3
New International Version
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

New Living Translation
Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.

English Standard Version
knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

Berean Study Bible
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

Berean Literal Bible
first knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own evil desires,

New American Standard Bible
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

King James Bible
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Christian Standard Bible
Above all, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days scoffing and following their own evil desires,

Contemporary English Version
But first you must realize that in the last days some people won't think about anything except their own selfish desires. They will make fun of you

Good News Translation
First of all, you must understand that in the last days some people will appear whose lives are controlled by their own lusts. They will make fun of you

Holman Christian Standard Bible
First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires,

International Standard Version
First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us

NET Bible
Above all, understand this: In the last days blatant scoffers will come, being propelled by their own evil urges

New Heart English Bible
knowing this first, that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking and walking after their own lusts,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as you knew this first, that in the end of days, scoffers would come who scoff while they walk according to their own lusts,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
First, you must understand this: In the last days people who follow their own desires will appear. These disrespectful people will ridicule [God's promise]

New American Standard 1977
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

Jubilee Bible 2000
knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

King James 2000 Bible
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

American King James Version
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

American Standard Version
knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing this first, that in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Darby Bible Translation
knowing this first, that there shall come at [the] close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,

English Revised Version
knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts,

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowing this first, that there will come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Weymouth New Testament
But, above all, remember that, in the last days, men will come who make a mock at everything--men governed only by their own passions,

World English Bible
knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts,

Young's Literal Translation
this first knowing, that there shall come in the latter end of the days scoffers, according to their own desires going on,
Study Bible
The Coming Judgment
2by recalling what was foretold by the holy prophets and commanded by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. 3First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4“Where is the promise of His coming?” they will ask. “Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation.”…
Cross References
John 12:48
There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not receive My words: The word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,

Hebrews 1:2
But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.

2 Peter 1:20
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet's own interpretation.

2 Peter 2:10
Such punishment is specially reserved for those who indulge the corrupt desires of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and self-willed, these men are unafraid to slander angelic majesties.

Jude 1:18
when they said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow after their own ungodly desires."

Treasury of Scripture

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

that there.

1 Timothy 4:1,2
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; …

2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

scoffers.

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 3:34
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 14:6
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

walking.

2 Peter 2:10
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Jude 1:16,18
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage…







Lexicon
First of all,
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

you must understand
γινώσκοντες (ginōskontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

in
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

last
ἐσχάτων (eschatōn)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2078: Last, at the last, finally, till the end. A superlative probably from echo; farthest, final.

days
ἡμερῶν (hēmerōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

scoffers
ἐμπαῖκται (empaiktai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1703: A mocker, scoffer. From empaizo; a derider, i.e. a false teacher.

will come,
ἐλεύσονται (eleusontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

scoffing
ἐμπαιγμονῇ (empaigmonē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1701: Mockery, scoffing, scorn. From empaizo; derision.

[and] following
πορευόμενοι (poreuomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

own
ἰδίας (idias)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

evil desires.
ἐπιθυμίας (epithymias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.
SECOND PREDICTION: Scoffers shall throw doubt on Christ's return.

(3) In the last days.--Comp. 1Peter 1:20; Hebrews 1:2; and the parallel passage to this, Jude 1:18. "Know this first, children, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts" is quoted in a homily attributed on doubtful authority to Hippolytus. (See above on 2Peter 2:1.)

Scoffers.--The best authorities add "in scoffing," intensifying the meaning by repetition (as in Ephesians 1:3; Revelation 14:2; comp. Luke 22:15). There are other repetitions of this kind in the New Testament, which have been rendered by strengthening the verb in some other way (John 3:29; Acts 4:17; Acts 5:28; James 5:17).

Verse 3. - Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers. (For the irregular construction of γινώσκοντες, see Winer, 3:63, 2, a.) St. Peter has the words, "knowing this first," in 2 Peter 1:20, where he is speaking of the interpretation of prophecy; he repeats them now when referring to the scoffers who mocked at the long delay of the Lord's coming foretold by the prophets. (For "the last days," see note on 1 Peter 1:20.) The Revised Version has, "Mockers shall come with mockery." This represents the words ἐν ἐμπαιγμοπνῇ, found in nearly all the best manuscripts, which give emphasis to the expression after the Hebrew manner. The word ἐμπαιγμονή occurs nowhere else in the New Testament, and ἐμπαῖκται, scoffers, only in the parallel passage, Jude 1:18. Walking after their own lusts. Self-indulgence often leads to skepticism. This verse is quoted in a homily ascribed to Hippolytus. 3:1-4 The purified minds of Christians are to be stirred up, that they may be active and lively in the work of holiness. There will be scoffers in the last days, under the gospel, men who make light of sin, and mock at salvation by Jesus Christ. One very principal article of our faith refers to what only has a promise to rest upon, and scoffers will attack it till our Lord is come. They will not believe that he will come. Because they see no changes, therefore they fear not God, Ps 55:19. What he never has done, they fancy he never can do, or never will do.
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