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

  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:2 GRACE AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED UNTO YOU THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF JESUS OUR LORD 2:3 ACCORDING AS HIS DIVINE POWER HATH GIVEN UNTO US --- ALL THINGS --- THAT PERTAIN UNTO LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM THAT HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
  • Fredscanlan
    Reading your previous comment, that the 3 rd person in the trinity actually moved on Gods servants. His apostles tell us of this mystery. Their witness is a witness for us to believe in and that it would become real to each of us. I really enjoy reading king James version. I've read this version my whole life, and it still reveals something new of God everyday. Thank you for the revelation Peter
  • Yvonne
    You cannot believe in evolution and Creation.......... If the world exists more than a billion years, we will find in every place a lot of bones, skulls etc. etc.. Men always like to show of to others how much they know, but the more we think we know, the more we realize we don't know and the best is still to come when Jesus returns and has to show us again what matters....Love the Lord, your neighbour as yourself, we still not succeed in doing so , so we look for other ways to fill up the emptiness! At the moment we destroy creation, because satan knows that he has very little time to do so and his servants are already working very hard, but in the end they will not win, because our Saviour will return in time to save us from the madness and then we will realize how foolish we have been in not wanting to know the most important thing in life......to Love!!
  • A disciple
    "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him..." Knowledge is power when we rightly act upon it. We never need be overcome by temptations. When we speak and act according to the truth, and stand on the Word, we cannot fail!
  • Lilian
    Our Father in Heaven had sent his Son Jesus Christ to give us life in abundance simply because He loves us Jesus came to fulfill the scriptures and shared and preach the words of God so that you and I will have light and life this is the true promised of God our job now is to praise and worship Jesus and live like him thanks for your blood Lord amen
  • Bruce
    ray: Back up to Matthew when The Persecution and Tribulation started. Paul was a Hitler of that Day! Until he meant the Lord:Acts9:1-5/---we must through much Tribulation enter into The Kingdom of God. Acts14:22 The Sixth Seal is opened and The Day of Wrath has come(upon the lost: Revelation6:12-17/ whosoever was not found written in The Book of Life was cast into The Lake of Fire.Revelation20:15

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