2 Peter 2:15 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
Which have forsaken
kataleipo (Greek #2641)
to leave down, i.e. behind; by implication, to abandon, have remaining
KJV usage: forsake, leave, reserve.
Pronounce: kat-al-i'-po
Origin: from 2596 and 3007
the right
euthus (Greek #2117)
straight, i.e. (literally) level, or (figuratively) true; adverbially (of time) at once
KJV usage: anon, by and by, forthwith, immediately, straightway.
Pronounce: yoo-thoos'
Origin: perhaps from 2095 and 5087
way
hodos (Greek #3598)
a road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means
KJV usage: journey, (high-)way.
Pronounce: hod-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, and are gone astray
planao (Greek #4105)
to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue)
KJV usage: go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.
Pronounce: plan-ah'-o
Origin: from 4106
, following
exakoloutheo (Greek #1811)
to follow out, i.e. (figuratively) to imitate, obey, yield to
KJV usage: follow.
Pronounce: ex-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 190
the way
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
hodos (Greek #3598)
a road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means
KJV usage: journey, (high-)way.
Pronounce: hod-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
of Balaam
Balaam (Greek #903)
Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher)
KJV usage: Balaam.
Pronounce: bal-ah-am'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (01109)
f the son of Bosor
Bosor (Greek #1007)
Bosor (i.e. Beor), a Moabite
KJV usage: Bosor.
Pronounce: bos-or'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (01160)
, who
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)
loved
agapao (Greek #25)
to love (in a social or moral sense)
KJV usage: (be-)love(-ed). Compare 5368.
Pronounce: ag-ap-ah'-o
Origin: perhaps from ἄγαν (much) (or compare 5689)
the wages
misthos (Greek #3408)
pay for service (literally or figuratively), good or bad
KJV usage: hire, reward, wages.
Pronounce: mis-thos'
Origin: apparently a primary word
of unrighteousness
adikia (Greek #93)
(legal) injustice (properly, the quality, by implication, the act); morally, wrongfulness (of character, life or act)
KJV usage: iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong.
Pronounce: ad-ee-kee'-ah
Origin: from 94
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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forsaken.
Balaam.
son of Beor.
who.
Num. 22:18‑21,23,28• 18And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more.
19Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the Lord will say unto me more.
20And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
21And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
23And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
28And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
(Num. 22:18‑21,23,28)
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Num. 31:16• 16Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. (Num. 31:16)
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Deut. 23:4‑5• 4Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
5Nevertheless the Lord thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee.
(Deut. 23:4‑5)
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Mic. 6:5• 5O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord. (Mic. 6:5)
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Jude 11• 11Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Jude 11)
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Rev. 2:14• 14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (Rev. 2:14)
wages.
 none that so combined the most glowing and grand anticipations for Israel from Jehovah with the subtlest efforts to ensnare into evil which should compromise and endanger them. Yet had he crafty care for his own interest while pretending to be quite above it. Whatever his words, he loved wages of unrighteousness, but had reproof to his own iniquity, and in a form eminently adapted to appeal to his conscience and to be a continual warning in the east, less skeptical than the west. (2 Peter 2:12-16 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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having left the straight way they have gone astray, having followed in the path of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the reward of unrighteousness;

W. Kelly Translation

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abandoning as they did a straight way, they went astray, following out in the way of Balaam [son] of Beor, who loved wages of unrighteousness,