2 Peter 2:19

“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

While they promise them libertie, they themselues are the seruants of corruption: for of whom a man is ouercome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying that they will be free, while they themselves are the servants of destruction; because whatever gets the better of a man makes a servant of him.
- Basic English Bible

promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.
- Darby Bible

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage.
- Webster's Bible

And they promise them freedom, although they are themselves the slaves of what is corrupt. For a man is the slave of any one by whom he has been worsted in fight.
- Weymouth Bible

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.
- World English Bible

Whiche lyuen in errour, and biheten fredom to hem, whanne thei ben seruauntis of corrupcioun. For of whom ony man is ouercomun, of hym also he is seruaunt.
- Wycliffe Bible

liberty to them promising, themselves being servants of the corruption, for by whom any one hath been overcome, to this one also he hath been brought to servitude,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:19


2:19 While they promise them liberty - From needless restraints and scruples; from the bondage of the law. Themselves are slaves of corruption - Even sin, the vilest of all bondage.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:19


2Pe 2:19 While they promise them liberty. Liberty from all restraint, complete freedom to serve their own wills, such liberty as those who rail against God's law are wont to offer. They are servants of corruption. Those who offer liberty are themselves slaves, serving their own passions and lusts. He who is swayed by appetite or habit cannot be free.

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