2 Peter 2:2

“And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And many shall follow their pernicious wayes, by reason of whom the way of trueth shall be euill spoken of:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name.
- Basic English Bible

and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.
- Darby Bible

And many will follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of.
- Webster's Bible

And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.
- Weymouth Bible

Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
- World English Bible

And many schulen sue her letcheries, bi whiche the weie of treuthe schal be blasfemyd;
- Wycliffe Bible

and many shall follow out their destructive ways, because of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:2


2:2 The way of truth will be evil spoken of - By those who blend all false and true Christians together.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:2


2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways. "Lascivious doings" (Revised Version). Immoral life is the result of false doctrine, and thus a reproach is brought upon the truth.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Servant of God
    Peter rails against the establishment, calling out the hypocrisy and warning of the dire consequences. He cites the OT and warns those who were once following the teaching about returning to worldly life. Bad stuff, for sure. But this must be taken seriously and without falling back for the stakes are high and eternity is a long time to suffer with the non-believers. God is Spirit. We are too
  • 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

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