Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

For we did not follow artfully devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

New American Standard Bible

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

King James Version

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Holman Bible

For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

International Standard Version

When we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we did not follow any clever myths. Rather, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

A Conservative Version

For we revealed to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, not men who followed in cunningly devised myths, but men who became eyewitnesses of the majesty of that man.

American Standard Version

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Amplified

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories or myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty [His grandeur, His authority, His sovereignty].

An Understandable Version

For we did not use cleverly conceived stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty [i.e., the apostles had personally seen the miraculous power of Jesus].

Anderson New Testament

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Bible in Basic English

For when we gave you news of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our teaching was not based on stories put together by art, but we were eye-witnesses of his glory.

Common New Testament

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for, the information we gave you of the powerful advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, did not proceed from any artfully contriv'd fables, we our selves having been spectators of his majesty.

Darby Translation

For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his grandeur;

Godbey New Testament

For not having followed cunningly devised fables, have we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Goodspeed New Testament

For they were no fictitious stories that we followed when we informed you of the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and of his coming, but we had been eye-witnesses of his majesty.

John Wesley New Testament

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Julia Smith Translation

For not having followed ingeniously contrived fictions, we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been spectators of his majesty.

King James 2000

For we have not followed cunningly devised myths, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we did not make known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [by] following ingeniously concocted myths, but [by] being eyewitnesses of that one's majesty.

Modern King James verseion

For not having followed fables having been cunningly devised, but becoming eyewitnesses of the majesty of Jesus Christ, we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we followed not deceitful fables when we opened unto you the power, and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but with our eyes we saw his majesty:

Moffatt New Testament

For it was no fabricated fables that we followed when we reported to you the power and advent of our Lord Jesus Christ; we were admitted to the spectacle of his sovereignty,

Montgomery New Testament

For we were not following cunningly devised fables, when we told you of the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his Majesty.

NET Bible

For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur.

New Heart English Bible

For we did not follow cunningly devised tales, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Noyes New Testament

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but had been made eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Sawyer New Testament

For we did not follow skilfully constructed myths in making known to you the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his majesty.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not as having followed, cleverly devised stories, made we known unto you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made, spectators, of his majesty.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we have not followed artfully devised fables, when we made known to you the power and advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we told you of the Coming in power of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Webster

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Weymouth New Testament

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

Williams New Testament

For it was not mere stories of fancy that we followed when we told you of the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of His majesty.

World English Bible

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Worrell New Testament

For, not as having followed after cunningly-devised stories, did we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made spectators of His majesty.

Youngs Literal Translation

For, skilfully devised fables not having followed out, we did make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but eye-witnesses having become of his majesty --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we have
ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

σοφίζω 
Sophizo 
Usage: 2

μῦθος 
Muthos 
Usage: 5

γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

παρουσία 
Parousia 
Usage: 21

of
κύριος 
Kurios 
μεγαλειότης 
megaleiotes 
Usage: 643
Usage: 3

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἐποπτης 
Epoptes 
Usage: 1

his
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

Images 2 Peter 1:16

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:16

Context Readings

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

15 And I will endeavour that after my departure also ye may always be able to call these things to remembrance. 16 For we did not follow artfully devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when a voice came to Him from the magnificent glory, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."



Cross References

1 Timothy 1:4

nor attend to fables and endless genealogies, which occasion debates, rather than pious edification in the faith:

Luke 9:28-32

About eight days after these discourses, He took Peter, and John, and James, and went up to a mountain to pray.

John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, being full of grace and truth: and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father.

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in fine speech, least the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my discourse, and my preaching was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my discourse, and my preaching was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my discourse, and my preaching was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

Matthew 16:28-8

And I tell you of a truth, there be some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew 24:3

And when He was got to the mount of olives, the disciples came to Him in private and said, Tell us when these things shall be, and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world.

Matthew 24:27

for as the lightning cometh from the east, and flashes in an instant even to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me both in heaven and on earth.

Mark 9:1-2

And He said unto them, Verily I tell you, that there are some of those who stand here, that shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

John 17:2

as Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that as to all which Thou hast given Him, He might give them eternal life;

Romans 1:4

but powerfully declared to be the Son of God, according to the spirit of holiness, by his resurrection from the dead, even Jesus Christ our Lord;

1 Corinthians 1:7

so that ye are deficient in no gift, expecting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 1:23

to the Jews indeed a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness; but to them that are called,

1 Corinthians 2:1

And I, when I came among you, brethren, came not with excellency of language, or of human wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God:

1 Corinthians 5:4

when ye are assembled together with my spirit, by the power, I say,

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but as with sincerity, but as from God, and in the sight of God, we speak concerning Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 12:16-17

Be it so, that I did not burden you myself, yet, may some say, being crafty I over-reached you by subtilty.

Ephesians 4:14

That we may be no longer children fluctuating and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the artful insinuations of men, and their crafty methods of deceiving;

Philippians 3:21

that it may be made like his glorious body, according to the energy of his ability to subdue all things to Himself.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? are not ye also among others in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

2 Thessalonians 2:9

who comes, through the efficacy of Satan, with all kind of lying power, and signs,

1 Timothy 4:7

But profane and groundless fables reject, and exercise thyself unto godliness.

Titus 1:14

not attending to Jewish fables, and the precepts of men who turn away from the truth.

2 Peter 3:3-4

that there will come in the last days scoffers,

1 John 1:1-3

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have contemplated, and our very hands have felt concerning the Word of life,

1 John 4:14

And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Jude 1:14

And Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied against these, saying, Behold the Lord cometh with his holy myriads,

Revelation 1:7

Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye shall see Him, even they that pierced Him: and all the tribes of the earth shall lament before Him. Even so, Amen!

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