2 Peter 2:20 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
For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
if
ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
after they have escaped
apopheugo (Greek #668)
(figuratively) to escape
KJV usage: escape.
Pronounce: ap-of-yoo'-go
Origin: from 575 and 5343
the pollutions
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
miasma (Greek #3393)
(morally) foulness (properly, the effect)
KJV usage: pollution.
Pronounce: mee'-as-mah
Origin: from 3392 ("miasma")
of the world
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
kosmos (Greek #2889)
orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally))
KJV usage: adorning, world.
Pronounce: kos'-mos
Origin: probably from the base of 2865
through
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 knowledge
epignosis (Greek #1922)
recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement
KJV usage: (ac-)knowledge(-ing, - ment).
Pronounce: ep-ig'-no-sis
Origin: from 1921
of the Lord
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
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
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
Saviour
soter (Greek #4990)
a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ
KJV usage: saviour.
Pronounce: so-tare'
Origin: from 4982
Jesus
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
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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)
they are
empleko (Greek #1707)
to entwine, i.e. (figuratively) involve with
KJV usage: entangle (in, self with).
Pronounce: em-plek'-o
Origin: from 1722 and 4120
again
palin (Greek #3825)
(adverbially) anew, i.e. (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjunctionally) furthermore or on the other hand
KJV usage: again.
Pronounce: pal'-in
Origin: probably from the same as 3823 (through the idea of oscillatory repetition)
t entangled
empleko (Greek #1707)
to entwine, i.e. (figuratively) involve with
KJV usage: entangle (in, self with).
Pronounce: em-plek'-o
Origin: from 1722 and 4120
therein
toutois (Greek #5125)
to (for, in, with or by) these (persons or things)
KJV usage: such, them, there(-in, -with), these, this, those.
Pronounce: too'-toice
Origin: dative case plural masculine or neuter of 3778
, and overcome
hettao (Greek #2274)
to make worse, i.e. vanquish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to rate lower
KJV usage: be inferior, overcome.
Pronounce: hayt-tah'-o
Origin: from the same as 2276
, the latter end
eschatos (Greek #2078)
farthest, final (of place or time)
KJV usage: ends of, last, latter end, lowest, uttermost.
Pronounce: es'-khat-os
Origin: a superlative probably from 2192 (in the sense of contiguity)
is
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
worse
cheiron (Greek #5501)
from an obsolete equivalent χέρης (of uncertain derivation); more evil or aggravated (physically, mentally or morally)
KJV usage: sorer, worse.
Pronounce: khi'-rone
Origin: irregular comparative of 2556
with 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)
than the beginning
protos (Greek #4413)
foremost (in time, place, order or importance)
KJV usage: before, beginning, best, chief(-est), first (of all), former.
Pronounce: pro'-tos
Origin: contracted superlative of 4253
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Ministry on This Verse

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Matt. 12:43‑45• 43{i}But when the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and does not find [it].{/i}
44{i}Then he says, I will return to my house whence I came out; and having come, he finds [it] unoccupied, swept, and adorned.{/i}
45{i}Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus shall it be to this wicked generation also.{/i}
(Matt. 12:43‑45)
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Luke 11:24‑26• 24When the unclean spirit hath gone out of the man, he goeth through dry places, seeking rest; and not finding any, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
25And having come, he findeth it swept and adorned.
26Then he goeth his way and taketh seven other spirits worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first.
(Luke 11:24‑26)
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Heb. 6:4‑8• 4For [it is] impossible to renew again unto repentance those that were once enlightened
5and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit and tasted God’s good word, and powers of an age to come,
6and have fallen away, while for themselves crucifying and making a show of the Son of God.
7For ground that drank the rain coming oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for those for whose sake also it is tilled, participateth in blessing from God;
8but if bringing forth thorns and briars, [is] worthless and near a curse, whose end [is] for burning.
(Heb. 6:4‑8)
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Heb. 10:26‑27• 26For if we sin wilfully after receiving the full knowledge of the truth, there no longer remaineth a sacrifice for sins,
27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries.
(Heb. 10:26‑27)
escaped.
through.
the latter.
 But nowhere is the divine value of the cross more ignored than where it is made an external idol, the rival of the crescent that rules the night, or of the sun that rules the day. In all these sin is not seen to be already dealt with to faith for God's glory (2 Peter 2:17-20 by W. Kelly)
 They were apostates, therefore; but here the Spirit of God does not so much point out the apostasy as the evil, because the government of God is still in view. In Jude the apostasy is the prominent thing. Peter tells us that the angels sinned; Jude, that they kept not their first estate. (2 Peter 2 by J.N. Darby)
 It opens up before them a way, quite high-class and scientific, right back into the old corruption from which they had just emerged. (2 Peter 2 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

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Epignosis, see Note i, ch. 1.3.

W. Kelly Translation

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For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but again entangled and worsted thereby, the last for them is become worse than the first1.

WK Translation Notes

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is become: γέγονεν "is become," not merely "is" (Bible Treasury 14:95)