2 Peter 2:20

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if after they haue escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Sauiour Iesus Christ, they are againe intangled therein, and ouercome, the latter end is worse with them then the beginning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state is become worse with them than the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if, after they have got free from the unclean things of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again taken in the net and overcome, their last condition is worse than their first.
- Basic English Bible

For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through [the] knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.
- Darby Bible

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 in them, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
- Webster's Bible

For if, after escaping from the pollutions of the world through a full knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, people are once more entangled in these pollutions and are overcome, their last state has become worse than their first.
- Weymouth Bible

For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
- World English Bible

For if men forsaken the vnclennessis of the world, bi the knowyng of oure Lord and sauyour Jhesu Crist, and eftsone ben wlappid in these, and ben ouercomun, the lattere thingis ben maad to hem worse than the formere.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, if having escaped from the pollutions of the world, in the acknowledging of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and by these again being entangled, they have been overcome, become to them hath the last things worse than the first,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:20


2:20 For if after they - Who are thus ensnared. Have escaped the pollutions of the world - The sins which pollute all who know not God. Through the knowledge of Christ - That is, through faith in him, #2Peter 1:3|. They are again entangled therein, and overcome, their last state is worse than the first - More inexcusable, and causing a greater damnation.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:20


2Pe 2:20 The latter end is worse with them than the beginning. If one who has been converted is enticed back again into his sins, his state is worse than before. That this is possible is taught in many places.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2:20

  • It Clearly means and says to meee.. America and The World is gonna have Inexcusable, Violent, Strife, Mayhem Challenges of Faith, Hope Belief because of Endtime Occurrences of Demonic, Diabolical, Satanic Influences of The Devil, Our Truest Enemy!!! Praise, Our Lord an Saviour, Christ Jesus...
  • Johnmadden for verse 20
    many are in denial about these verses ,its plain ,if the bible says this is the result of this type of sin ,then we cant put them aside just because thier confrontive teachings..

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