2 Peter 2:12

“But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But these, as natural bruit beasts made to bee taken and destroyed speake euill of the things that they vnderstand not, and shall vtterly perish in their owne corruption,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their destroying surely be destroyed,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But these men, like beasts without reason, whose natural use is to be taken and put to death, crying out against things of which they have no knowledge, will undergo that same destruction which they are designing for others;
- Basic English Bible

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,
- Darby Bible

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption:
- Webster's Bible

But these men, like brute beasts, created (with their natural instincts) only to be captured or destroyed, are abusive in matters of which they are ignorant, and in their corruption will perish,
- Weymouth Bible

But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,
- World English Bible

But these ben as vnresonable beestis, kyndli in to takyng, and in to deth, blasfemynge in these thingis that thei knowen not, and schulen perische in her corrupcioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

and these, as irrational natural beasts, made to be caught and destroyed -- in what things they are ignorant of, speaking evil -- in their destruction shall be destroyed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:12


2:12 Savage as brute beasts - Several of which in the present disordered state of the world, seem born to be taken and destroyed.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:12


2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts. As if utterly irrational. Made to be taken and destroyed. The brute beasts were destined to the slaughter for man's uses. So these men blindly rush to destruction. Speak evil of the things that they understand not. How often the scoffer fulfills this description!

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:20 FOR IF AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED THE POLLUTIONS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST THEY ARE AGAIN ENTANGLED THEREIN AND OVERCOME THE LATTER END IS WORSE WITH THEM THAN THE BEGINNING***1 JOHN 4:4 YOU ARE OF GOD LITTLE CHILDREN AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM BECAUSE GREATR IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD***
  • 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 GENESIS 6:18 BUT WITH THEE I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT AND THOU SHALT COME INTO THE ARK THOU AND THY SONS AND THY WIFE AND THY SONS WIVES WITH THEE
  • BSP
    Verse 9: Focusing on Jehovah God's past acts of deliverance and how he has been loyal can help us to build our faith in him.
  • 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.

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