2 Peter 2:22

“But it is happened vnto them according to the true prouerbe: The dog is turned to his own vomit againe, and the sowe that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

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.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are an example of that true saying, The dog has gone back to the food it had put out, and the pig which had been washed to its rolling in the dirty earth.
- Basic English Bible

But that [word] of the true proverb has happened to them: [The] dog [has] turned back to his own vomit; and, [The] washed sow to [her] rolling in mud.
- Darby Bible

But it hath happened to 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.
- Webster's Bible

Their case is that described in the true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb, "The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth."
- Weymouth Bible

But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire."
- World English Bible

For thilke very prouerb bifelde to hem, The hound turnede ayen to his castyng, and a sowe is waischun in walwyng in fenne.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:22


2:22 The dog, the sow - Such are all men in the sight of God before they receive his grace, and after they have made shipwreck of the faith. #Prov 26:11|.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:22


2Pe 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb. Their relapse is described in the proverbs. See Pr 26:11. The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again. Such a repulsive course can be compared only with the most disgusting habits of unclean animals.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Jeff
    The last few verses of this chapter seems to discribe the two major partys pick for president they both talk about God but have no resemblelans of holiness.
  • Obed nzongoi
    Only the spirit of God can reveal this thank you Jesus Christ you are the alpha and omega.
  • Saundra Anderson
    This is one of the most sobering chapters in the Bible as it is a warning to all of us to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. We are to be careful of our manner of living and of being in the company of scoffers and unbelievers,as just Lot was,plus listening to those who deny the faith. Sad is the end result of these people! They become wandering stars to whom the darkness is reserved forever!
  • Wayne
    Jim, idle words in Stones concordance means useless words. Important words build up the body of Christ. Useful words proclaim Christ. OK?
  • Jesus Saves for verse 22
    Dogs do not have a God.The got crumbs!! : The pigs swines are who we don't cast pearls to. Neither of these are the SAVED. We are not mired if reborn.
  • Al
    I need to tighten up.

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