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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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

  • Allan
    This is great.....encourages.... Thank you
  • 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.
  • It Clearly means and says to meee.. America and The World is gonna have Inexcusable, Violent, Strife, Mayhem Challenges of Faith, Hope Belief because of Endtime Occurrences of Demonic, Diabolical, Satanic Influences of The Devil, Our Truest Enemy!!! Praise, Our Lord an Saviour, Christ Jesus...
  • Jim
    please define idle words
  • John madden for verse 21
    Sinning against the lite is more serious than not knowing the way of righteousness..confronting doctrines are not popular among most folks

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