2 Peter 2:22
Strong's Lexicon
Of them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

proverbs
παροιμίας (paroimias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3942: A cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse.

are
συμβέβηκεν (symbebēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4819: To happen, occur, meet. From sun and the base of basis; to walk together, i.e. Concur.

true:
ἀληθοῦς (alēthous)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.

“A dog
Κύων (Kyōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2965: A dog, universally despised in the East. A primary word; a dog.

returns
ἐπιστρέψας (epistrepsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[its]
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

vomit,”
ἐξέραμα (exerama)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1829: Vomit. From a comparative of ek and a presumed erao; vomit, i.e. Food disgorged.

and,
καί (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

“A sow
Ὗς (Hys)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5300: A hog, boar, or sow. Apparently a primary word; a hog.

that is washed
λουσαμένη (lousamenē)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3068: A primary verb; to bathe.

[goes back] to [her]
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

wallowing
κυλισμὸν (kylismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2946: A place of wallowing. From kulioo; a wallow, i.e. Filth.

in [the] mud.
βορβόρου (borborou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1004: Mud, mire, filth. Of uncertain derivation; mud.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “ a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

New American Standard Bible
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, [returns] to wallowing in the mire."

King James Bible
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud."

New Living Translation
They prove the truth of this proverb: "A dog returns to its vomit." And another says, "A washed pig returns to the mud."

English Standard Version
What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

New American Standard Bible
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

King James Bible
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, "a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud."

International Standard Version
The proverb is true that describes what has happened to them: "A dog returns to its vomit," and "A pig that is washed goes back to wallow in the mud."

NET Bible
They are illustrations of this true proverb: "A dog returns to its own vomit," and "A sow, after washing herself, wallows in the mire."

American Standard Version
It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.

English Revised Version
It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.

Young's Literal Translation
and happened to them hath that of the true similitude; 'A dog did turn back upon his own vomit,' and, 'A sow having bathed herself -- to rolling in mire.'






Cross References
Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

John 10:6
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 2:21
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:20
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2 Peter 2:19
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.

2 Peter 3:1
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2 Peter 3:2
That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

2 Peter 3:3
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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