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.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • A disciple
    "Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance." When I think of all the labor and toil, the persecutions and sufferings, that God's Holy One's have undergone in order to bring the Glad Tidings to us today; it is absolutely revolting how so many think that they can still love the world and keep on sinning, and actually think they're saved!
  • Vanessa Gadsden
    Her faith was just that strong that it touched him in a way that no other did she pulled on his inter man because you must remembered that its faith that pleases an move Jesus
  • Kat
    What is virtue is it the mighty power that came out of Jesus when the women touched the edge of His robe
  • Steve morrow
    --CHRIST IS NOT DECEIVED--2 PETER 1:5 AND BESIDE THIS GIVING ALL DILIGENCE --- ADD TO YOUR FAITH VIRTUE --- AND TO VIRTUE KNOWLEDGE --1:6-- AND TO KNOWLEDGE TEMPERANCE --- AND TO TEMPERANCE PATIENCE --- AND TO PATIENCE GODLINESS --- AND TO GODLINESS BROTHERLY KINDNESS --- AND TO BROTHERLY KINDNESS CHARITY
  • Esgdhn
    This is a nice chapter of good this is nice to Jesus we thank God every single day this s nice chapter that is amazing that is what you should do together get your family members read it all together that is what make God happy even if you to do it on vacation that will make him happy so be good to God he will be good to you also be good to God he will be good to you be amazing to God.
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." It is God's intention, in giving us all His Word, that we know and understand Him; and have all capability to walk in truth and love.

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