2 Peter 2:14

“Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing eyes ful of adulterie and that cannot cease from sinne, beguiling vnstable soules: an heart they haue exercised with couetous practises: cursed children:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstedfast souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of cursing;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;
- Basic English Bible

having eyes full of adultery, and that cease not from sin, alluring unestablished souls; having a heart practised in covetousness, children of curse;
- Darby Bible

Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: they have a heart exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
- Webster's Bible

Their very eyes are full of adultery--being eyes which never cease from sin. These men set traps to catch unstedfast souls, their own hearts being well trained in greed. They are fore-doomed to God's curse!
- Weymouth Bible

having eyes full of adultery, and who can't cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;
- World English Bible

and han iyen ful of auowtrie, and vnceessynge trespas, disseyuynge vnstidfast soulis, and han the herte excercisid to coueitise; the sones of cursyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

having eyes full of adultery, and unable to cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having an heart exercised in covetousnesses, children of a curse,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:14


2Pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery. Looking around with a lustful appetite.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Jeffrey Edwards
    This is a timely chapter for the days that we live in. The church is being pressured to accept blatant disregard for God's word by watered down truths, and is being infiltrated by false teachers of God's word. Homosexuality not only is accepted by some churches it is somehow preached to be acceptable! I've not seen this taught first hand but I pray for those who are snared by this spirit.
  • 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.

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