2 Peter 2:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

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
polus (Greek #4183)
(singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely
KJV usage: abundant, + altogether, common, + far (passed, spent), (+ be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times)), plenteous, sore, straitly. Compare 4118, 4119.
Pronounce: pol-oos'
Origin: including the forms from the alternate πολλός
shall follow
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
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)
ηpernicious ways
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
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
; by reason of
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
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)
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 truth
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
aletheia (Greek #225)
KJV usage: true, X truly, truth, verity.
Pronounce: al-ay'-thi-a
Origin: from 227
shall be evil spoken of
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
or, lascivious, as some copies read.

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Ministry on This Verse

Matt. 24:10‑13,24• 10And then shall many be stumbled, and give up one another, and hate one another:
11and many false prophets shall arise, and shall mislead many.
12And because lawlessness shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall grow cool.
13But he that endured to [the] end shall be saved.
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. 24:10‑13,24)
Mark 13:22• 22for false Christs and false prophets shall arise, and give signs and wonders {i}to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.{/i} (Mark 13:22)
1 John 2:18‑19• 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.
(1 John 2:18‑19)
Rev. 12:9• 9And the great dragon was cast out, the ancient serpent, that is called the Devil and Satan, that deceiveth the whole habitable world: he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast with him. (Rev. 12:9)
Rev. 13:8,14• 8And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, of whom the name is not written in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain, from the world’s foundation.
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. 13:8,14)
pernicious ways.
or, lascivious ways, as some copies read.by reason.
2 Peter 2:15,21• 15abandoning as they did a straight way, they went astray, following out in the way of Balaam [son] of Beor, who loved wages of unrighteousness,
21For it were better for them not to have known well the way of righteousness than knowing well to have turned back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
(2 Peter 2:15,21)
Psa. 18:21•  (Psa. 18:21)
Isa. 35:8•  (Isa. 35:8)
Jer. 6:16•  (Jer. 6:16)
Matt. 7:14• 14Because narrow [is] the gate, and straitened the way that leadeth off unto life, and few are they that find it. (Matt. 7:14)
Matt. 22:16• 16{i}And they send out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one, for thou regardest not men's person;{/i} (Matt. 22:16)
Mark 12:14• 14And they come, and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest for no one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? (Mark 12:14)
John 14:6• 6Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father but by me. (John 14:6)
Acts 13:10• 10said, O full of all guile and all trickery, devil's son, enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease perverting the Lord's right ways? (Acts 13:10)
Acts 16:17• 17She, having followed Paul and us, cried, saying, These men are bondmen of the most high God, who announce to you salvation's way. (Acts 16:17)
Acts 18:26• 26and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him up, and more accurately expounded to him the way of God. (Acts 18:26)
Acts 19:9• 9But when some were hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, discoursing daily in the school of Tyrannus. (Acts 19:9)
Acts 24:14• 14But this I confess to thee, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I serve the God of the fathers, believing all things that are according to the law and that are written in the prophets; (Acts 24:14)
 What can bring a deeper stigma on "the way of the truth" than the dissolutenesses, whatever their form, of accredited false teachers? (2 Peter 2:1-3 by W. Kelly)
 Many would be led away by them; and as they bore the name of Christians, the way of truth would be brought into disrepute by their means. (2 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

W. Kelly Translation

and many shall follow their dissolutenesses;because of whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed1.

WK Translation Notes

dissolutenesses: There is no doubt that the Text. Rec. must here yield to much better authority, and the intrinsic sense. (Epist. of Peter, Part 2, p.118)
the: [In the RV] it is "the" truth (Bible Treasury 14:95)