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

  • Lu2677
    2Peter2:12 "natural brute beasts;speak evil of the things they do not understand".I would like to add to my other post. The people this verse is describing are also false "Christians". A false "Christian" is not necessarily one who is a backslider,but one that attends "church" out of tradition of family or for show. One who professes to know God, but doesn't, this person goes after worldly things
  • A disciple
    I think its important to read the Epistle as a whole, and to consider all its parts in that context. As we read in the first part that we are made partakers of the divine nature and furnished with all we need to overcome and never stumble, when we earnestly and diligently do all the things to ensure and confirm our calling of God; then set next to the kinds of opposition and contradictions of men.
  • Lu2677
    2Peter 2:12 God calls them "natural brute beasts, that were made to be destroyed, speak evil of the things they understand not and shall utterly perish in their own corruption." He is speaking of the unsaved, false teachers/preachers, and those that fall away from grace. They are predestined for destruction=made to be destroyed. Destroyed=eternal torment in hell.
  • Lu2677
    2 Peter 2:20"For if they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled there in, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than that the beginning." Escaped=saved, through the knowledge=saved by grace,through faith,and then are overcome AGAIN by unbelief and sin, they will be worse off than they were before saved.
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:5 AND SPARED NOT THE OLD WORLD BUT SAVED NOAH THE EIGHTH PERSON A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGING IN THE FLOOD UPON THE WORLD OF THE UNGODLY 2:6 AND TURNING THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRHA INTO ASHES CONDEMNED THEM WITH AN OVERTHROW MAKING THEM AN EXAMPLE UNTO THOSE THAT AFTER --- SHOUL LIVE UNGODLY --- 2:7 AND DELIVERED JUST LOT VEXED WITH THE FILTHY CONVERSATION OF THE WICKED
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:18 FOR WHEN THEY SPEAK GREAT SWELLING WORDS OF VANITY THEY ALLURE THROUGH THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH THROUGH MUCH WANTONNESS THOSE THAT WERE CLEAN ESCAPED FROM THOSE THAT LIVE IN ERROR 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

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