2 Peter 1:9

“But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee that lacketh these things, is blind, and cannot see farre off, and hath forgotten that hee was purged from his old sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he who lacks these {qualities} is blind {or} short-sighted, having forgotten {his} purification from his former sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the man who has not these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having no memory of how he was made clean from his old sins.
- Basic English Bible

for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
- Darby Bible

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purified from his old sins.
- Webster's Bible

For the man in whom they are lacking is blind and cannot see distant objects, in that he has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins.
- Weymouth Bible

For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
- World English Bible

But to whom these ben not redi, he is blynd, and gropith with his hoond, and foryetith the purgyng of his elde trespassis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he with whom these things are not present is blind, dim-sighted, having become forgetful of the cleansing of his old sins;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:9


1:9 But he that wanteth these - That does not add them to his faith. Is blind - The eyes of his understanding are again closed. He cannot see God, or his pardoning love. He has lost the evidence of things not seen. Not able to see afar off - Literally, purblind. He has lost sight of the precious promises: perfect love and heaven are equally out of his sight. Nay, he cannot now see what himself once enjoyed. Having, as it were, forgot the purification from his former sins - Scarce knowing what he himself then felt, when his sins were forgiven.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:9


2Pe 1:9 He that lacketh these things. The qualities named in 2Pe 1:5-7. Is blind. Shows that he has a defective moral vision. And cannot see afar off. Is short sighted; does not see what his future good requires. And hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. If he could remember how he was cleansed from his own sinful state, he would show greater diligence lest he should again fall into sin.

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