2 Peter 2:15
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English Standard Version
Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,

King James Bible
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;

American Standard Version
forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the'son of Beor, who loved the hire of wrong-doing;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Leaving the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of iniquity,

English Revised Version
forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the hire of wrong-doing;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who have forsaken the right way, and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Weymouth New Testament
Forsaking the straight road, they have gone astray, having eagerly followed in the steps of Balaam, the son of Beor, who was bent on securing the wages of unrighteousness.

2 Peter 2:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Right (εὐθεῖαν)

Lit., straight, which is the radical meaning of right.

Are gone astray (ἐπλανήθησαν)

See on Mark 12:24.

Following (ἐξακολουθήσαντες)

See on 2 Peter 1:16; and 2 Peter 2:2. Compare Jde 1:11.

The way

Note the frequent occurrence of the word way in the story of Balaam (Numbers 22), and Peter's use of the same phrase, as here, the right ways of the Lord, in Acts 13:10.

Bosor

Rev. gives Beor, the Old Testament form of the name.

Wages of unrighteousness

See on 2 Peter 2:13.

2 Peter 2:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

forsaken.

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

1 Kings 18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD...

1 Kings 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant...

Ezekiel 9:10 And as for me also, my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way on their head.

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

Balaam.

Numbers 22:5-7 He sent messengers therefore to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people...

son of Beor. who.

Numbers 22:18-21,23,28 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold...

Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor...

Deuteronomy 23:4,5 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt...

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...

wages.

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the middle...

Cross References
Numbers 22:5
sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.

Numbers 22:7
So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand. And they came to Balaam and gave him Balak's message.

Numbers 22:21
So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab.

Numbers 22:32
And the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to oppose you because your way is perverse before me.

Deuteronomy 23:4
because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

Nehemiah 13:2
for they did not meet the people of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them--yet our God turned the curse into a blessing.

Acts 13:10
and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?

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