2 Peter 2:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
But
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
therel were
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
false prophets
pseudoprophetes (Greek #5578)
a spurious prophet, i.e. pretended foreteller or religious impostor
KJV usage: false prophet.
Pronounce: psyoo-dop-rof-ay'-tace
Origin: from 5571 and 4396
also
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
among
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the people
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
laos (Greek #2992)
a people (in general; thus differing from 1218, which denotes one's own populace)
KJV usage: people.
Pronounce: lah-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, even
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
there shall be
esomai (Greek #2071)
will be
KJV usage: shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.
Pronounce: es'-om-ahee
Origin: future of 1510
false teachers
pseudodidaskalos (Greek #5572)
a spurious teacher, i.e. propagator of erroneous Christian doctrine
KJV usage: false teacher.
Pronounce: psyoo-dod-id-as'-kal-os
Origin: from 5571 and 1320
among
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
you
humin (Greek #5213)
to (with or by) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your(-selves).
Pronounce: hoo-min'
Origin: irregular dative case of 5210
n, who
hostis (Greek #3748)
which some, i.e. any that; also (definite) which same
KJV usage: X and (they), (such) as, (they) that, in that they, what(-soever), whereas ye, (they) which, who(-soever). Compare 3754.
Pronounce: hos'-tis
Origin: ἥτις (hay'-tis), and the neuter ὅτι (hot'-ee) from 3739 and 5100
privily shall bring in
pareisago (Greek #3919)
to lead in aside, i.e. introduce surreptitiously
KJV usage: privily bring in.
Pronounce: par-ice-ag'-o
Origin: from 3844 and 1521
damnable
apoleia (Greek #684)
ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal)
KJV usage: damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Pronounce: ap-o'-li-a
Origin: from a presumed derivative of 622
heresies
hairesis (Greek #139)
properly, a choice, i.e. (specially) a party or (abstractly) disunion
KJV usage: heresy (which is the Greek word itself), sect.
Pronounce: hah'-ee-res-is
Origin: from 138
, even
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
denying
arneomai (Greek #720)
to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate
KJV usage: deny, refuse.
Pronounce: ar-neh'-om-ahee
Origin: perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of 4483
the Lord
despotes (Greek #1203)
an absolute ruler ("despot")
KJV usage: Lord, master.
Pronounce: des-pot'-ace
Origin: perhaps from 1210 and πόσις (a husband)
that bought
agorazo (Greek #59)
properly, to go to market, i.e. (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem
KJV usage: buy, redeem.
Pronounce: ag-or-ad'-zo
Origin: from 58
them
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
, and bring upon
epago (Greek #1863)
to superinduce, i.e. inflict (an evil), charge (a crime)
KJV usage: bring upon.
Pronounce: ep-ag'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 71
themselves
heautou (Greek #1438)
him- (her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc.
KJV usage: alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own(-selves), + that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them(-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).
Pronounce: heh-ow-too'
Origin: from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive case (dative case or accusative case) of 846
swift
tachinos (Greek #5031)
curt, i.e. impending
KJV usage: shortly, swift.
Pronounce: takh-ee-nos'
Origin: from 5034
destruction
apoleia (Greek #684)
ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal)
KJV usage: damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Pronounce: ap-o'-li-a
Origin: from a presumed derivative of 622
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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1-6:  He foretells them of false teachers, shewing the impiety and punishment both of them and their followers;
7-9:  from which the godly shall be delivered, as Lot was out of Sodom;
10-22:  and more fully describes the manners of those profane and blasphemous seducers, whereby they may be the better known, and avoided.
there were.
even.
Matt. 24:5,11,24• 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.
11and many false prophets shall arise, and shall mislead many.
24for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
(Matt. 24:5,11,24)
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Mark 13:22•  (Mark 13:22)
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Luke 21:8•  (Luke 21:8)
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Acts 20:29‑30• 29I know that after my departure grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;
30and from among your own selves shall men arise speaking things perverted to draw the disciples after them.
(Acts 20:29‑30)
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1 Cor. 11:19• 19for there must be even sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you. (1 Cor. 11:19)
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2 Cor. 11:13‑15• 13For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ:
14and no wonder, for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light:
15[it is] no great thing then if his servants also transform themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
(2 Cor. 11:13‑15)
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Gal. 4:17• 17They are zealous about you, not rightly; but wish to shut you out, that ye may be zealous about them. (Gal. 4:17)
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Eph. 4:14• 14that we may no longer be babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of doctrine in the sleight of men, in craftiness for the scheming of error, (Eph. 4:14)
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Col. 2:8,18• 8See that there shall be no one that leadeth you a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.
18Let no one defraud you of your prize, doing his will in humility and worship of the angels, intruding into things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
(Col. 2:8,18)
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2 Thess. 2:3‑12• 3Let none deceive you in any way; because [it will not be] except the falling away shall have come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4he that opposeth and exalteth himself exceedingly against every one called god, or object of veneration; so that he sitteth down in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5Remember ye not that, being yet with you, I told you these things?
6And now ye know that which restraineth, that he may be revealed in his own season.
7For the mystery of lawlessness already worketh: only [there is] one that restraineth now until he be out of the way,
8and then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall destroy with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;
9whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
10and in all deceit of unrighteousness for those that perish, because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved.
11And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error that they should believe falsehood,
12that all might be judged who believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2 Thess. 2:3‑12)
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1 Tim. 4:1‑3• 1But the Spirit saith expressly that in latter times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,
2by hypocrisy of legendmongers, branded in their own conscience,
3forbidding to marry, [bidding] to abstain from meats which God created for reception with thanksgiving by those faithful and fully acquainted with the truth.
(1 Tim. 4:1‑3)
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2 Tim. 3:1‑9• 1But this know, that in [the] last days grievous times shall be there.
2For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, uncontrolled, fierce, haters of good,
4traitors, headstrong, puffed up, pleasure-lovers rather than God-lovers,
5having a form of piety, but having denied the power thereof; and from these turn away.
6For of these are they that enter into houses and lead captive silly women, laden with sins, led by various lusts,
7always learning and never able to come unto knowledge of truth.
8And in the manner that Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
9But they shall not advance farther; for their folly shall be very manifest to all, as theirs also became.
(2 Tim. 3:1‑9)
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2 Tim. 4:3• 3For the time will be when they will not endure sound teaching; but according to their own lusts they will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear; (2 Tim. 4:3)
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Titus 1:11• 11whose mouths must be stopped, who are such as overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not for filthy lucre’s sake. (Titus 1:11)
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1 John 2:18‑19,26• 18Little children, it is [the] last hour, and even as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now many antichrists have come, whence we know that it is [the] last hour.
19From us they went out, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have abode with us, but [they went out] that they might be manifested that none are of us.
26These things I wrote to you concerning those that lead you astray.
(1 John 2:18‑19,26)
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1 John 4:1• 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, if they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)
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Jude 18• 18In [the] end of the time shall be mockers walking after their own lusts of ungodliness. (Jude 18)
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Rev. 2:9• 9I know [thy works and] thy tribulation and poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but a synagogue of Satan. (Rev. 2:9)
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Rev. 13:14• 14and he deceiveth those that dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to do before the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, who hath the wound of the sword and lived. (Rev. 13:14)
privily.
damnable.
denying.
bought.
and bring.
 “Denying the Lord that bought them.” The ransom price purchased all (Matt. 13:44,38) but only those having faith benefit (1 Tim. 2:6; Rom. 3:22). (Help on Hard Verses by A.C. Brown)
 Even before the Kingdom of the heavens came or the church was founded on the Lord dead, risen, and ascended, He warned (in Matt. 13) of the darnel which the enemy would sow among the wheat. Clearly it is neither pagans nor Jews but nominal Christians, who could not be cut off, and should pursue their destructive evil till the Son of Man come in personal judgment. (2 Peter 2:1-3 by W. Kelly)
 in 1 Timothy 4 he says that the Spirit speaks expressly of some in latter times falling away from the faith, heeding deceiving spirits in hypocrisy of legend-mongers without conscience yet ascetics; and in 2 Timothy 3 he speaks of the opposite school of self-will or self-indulgence and proud lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2 Peter 2:1-3 by W. Kelly)
 There is no difficulty in the Apostle's predicating of these false teachers that the Sovereign Master bought them. It is "purchase," which is universal, not "redemption" (2 Peter 2:1-3 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, whoa shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and denyb the masterc that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction;

JND Translation Notes

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Hostis, as Matt. 7.24.
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Lit. "and denying." It refers to false teachers, not heresies.
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"Despot," as Acts 4.24; 1 Tim. 6.1,2; Tit. 2.9; 1 Pet. 2.18; Rev. 6.10.

W. Kelly Translation

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aBut there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also false teachers among you, such as shall bring in by-the-bye sects of perdition, denying even the Sovereign Master that bought them, bringing on themselves swift perdition;

WK Translation Notes

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Master: the Revisers give rightly "the Master" (δεσπότην) that bought them; for it is purchase, not redemption, which is in question. Purchase is universal; not so redemption, which is inseparable from faith in Christ and the forgiveness of offenses. It is clear from the passage before us that the most wicked are "bought" by the Master, whom they deny to their own swift destruction; that they were "redeemed" is mere assumption, and, in fact, a grave error. (Bible Treasury 14:95)
bought: [Q. T.E. asks if it is right to say of those who die in their sins, that they were redeemed by the blood of Jesus. The purchase of a slave, he remarks, is never called his redemption, unless he is bought for the express purpose of being set free.]
A. T.E. is arguing from the application of our English word "redemption;" not from the meaning of the original, which simply means "bought," and is so translated in 2 Peter 2:1, of the lost and in 1 Cor. 6:20, 7:23, of the saved. The same word occurs upwards of twenty times in the gospels, and is applied to the purchase of land and cattle, food and raiment, etc. In fact, only in the Revelation is it rendered "redeemed;" and even there, the same word bears the sense "buy" exactly the same number of times. It will thus be seen that the argument fails. For if in Greek the same word is translated either way, it is clear that the term in itself does not involve the ultimate destiny of the purchased, or the purpose of the purchaser. But the passage already referred to in 2 Peter is decisive, that false teachers, enemies of the flock of God, are said to deny the Lord (δεσπότην) that bought or redeemed them. The difficulty is owing to a not sufficiently large view of God's ways and of Christ's work. The reader will do well to weigh John 17:2, and Heb. 9, 10. (Bible Treasury 3:48, see also Bible Treasury 3:111 and Bible Treasury 16:277)