2 Peter 2:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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)
these
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
, 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
natural
phusikos (Greek #5446)
"physical", i.e. (by implication) instinctive
KJV usage: natural. Compare 5591.
Pronounce: foo-see-kos'
Origin: from 5449
brute
alogos (Greek #249)
irrational
KJV usage: brute, unreasonable.
Pronounce: al'-og-os
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3056
n beasts
zoon (Greek #2226)
a live thing, i.e. an animal
KJV usage: beast.
Pronounce: dzo'-on
Origin: neuter of a derivative of 2198
, made
gennao (Greek #1080)
to procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate
KJV usage: bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.
Pronounce: ghen-nah'-o
Origin: from a variation of 1085
to
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
be taken
halosis (Greek #259)
capture
KJV usage: be taken.
Pronounce: hal'-o-sis
Origin: from a collateral form of 138
and
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
destroyed
phthora (Greek #5356)
decay, i.e. ruin (spontaneous or inflicted, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: corruption, destroy, perish.
Pronounce: fthor-ah'
Origin: from 5351
, speak evil
blasphemeo (Greek #987)
to vilify; specially, to speak impiously
KJV usage: (speak) blaspheme(-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.
Pronounce: blas-fay-meh'-o
Origin: from 989
of
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 things that
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
they understand not
agnoeo (Greek #50)
not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by implication, to ignore (through disinclination)
KJV usage: (be) ignorant(-ly), not know, not understand, unknown.
Pronounce: ag-no-eh'-o
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3539
; and shall utterly perish
katphtheiro (Greek #2704)
from 2596 and 5351; to spoil entirely, i.e. (literally) to destroy; or (figuratively) to deprave; --corrupt, utterly perish.
Pronounce: kat-af-thi'-ro
in
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)
their own
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)
corruption
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
phthora (Greek #5356)
decay, i.e. ruin (spontaneous or inflicted, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: corruption, destroy, perish.
Pronounce: fthor-ah'
Origin: from 5351
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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as natural.
Psa. 49:10• 10For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. (Psa. 49:10)
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Psa. 92:6• 6A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. (Psa. 92:6)
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Psa. 94:8• 8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? (Psa. 94:8)
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Jer. 4:22• 22For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. (Jer. 4:22)
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Jer. 5:4• 4Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God. (Jer. 5:4)
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Jer. 10:8,21• 8But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
21For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
(Jer. 10:8,21)
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Jer. 12:3• 3But thou, O Lord, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter. (Jer. 12:3)
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Ezek. 21:31• 31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. (Ezek. 21:31)
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Jude 10• 10But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (Jude 10)
perish.
 We may profitably remark that Hebrews 6 in reviewing the many and great privileges of such spurious professors does not speak any more than Peter of being born anew or of God, any more than of being sealed of the Spirit. They had accurate knowledge of the Christian revelation and special gift in its characteristic power. Mind and feeling can go far in appreciating the wonderful works of God, and the moral beauty and grace of Christ. But in all the scriptures which designate natural men, the utmost care is taken to leave out the communication of life eternal and a divine nature (2 Peter 2:12-16 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyedk, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

JND Translation Notes

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Or "to be captured and perish."

W. Kelly Translation

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aBut these, as irrational animals born by nature for capture and destruction, speaking evil in what things they are ignorant, shall also perish in their corruption,

WK Translation Notes

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shall also perish in their corruption: In 12, 13 are hazardous changes [in the RV], not "shall utterly (or, also) perish in their own corruption," as in the Authorized Version, but "shall in their destroying surely be destroyed," and "suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing," instead of "receiving as they shall wages of unrighteousness." (Bible Treasury 14:95)