Parallel Verses

King James Version

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

New American Standard Bible

For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

Holman Bible

The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.

International Standard Version

For the person who lacks these qualities is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing that he has received from his past sins.

A Conservative Version

For he in whom these things are not present is blind, being near-sighted, having deliberately forgotten the purification of his former sins.

American Standard Version

For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Amplified

For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [ spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.

An Understandable Version

But, anyone who lacks these qualities is [spiritually] blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed [i.e., forgiven] of his past sins.

Anderson New Testament

But he who is wanting in these things is blind, and closes his eyes, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Bible in Basic English

For the man who has not these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having no memory of how he was made clean from his old sins.

Common New Testament

For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he that is destitute of them is blind or short-sighted, having forgot he was purified from his past sins.

Darby Translation

for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

But he who has not these things, is blind, shutting his eyes, having become forgetful of the purification of his old sins.

Godbey New Testament

for he unto whom these things are not present is blind, not seeing afar off, having received the forgetfulness of his purgation from his old sins.

Goodspeed New Testament

For whoever lacks these qualities is blind or near-sighted, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his former sins.

John Wesley New Testament

But he that wanteth these is blind, not able to see afar off, having forgotten the purification from his old sins.

Julia Smith Translation

For in whom these are not present, he is blind, being affected with shortness of sight, having taken 2Peter 1:forgetfulness of the cleansing formerly of his sins.

King James 2000

But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [the one] for whom these [things] [are] not present is blind, being nearsighted, {having forgotten the cleansing} of his former sins.

Modern King James verseion

For he in whom these things are not present is blind and cannot see afar off and has forgotten that he was purged from his sins in the past.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But he that lacketh these things is blind and gropeth for the way with his hand, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Moffatt New Testament

whereas he who has not these by him is blind, shortsighted, oblivious that he has been cleansed from his erstwhile sins.

Montgomery New Testament

For the man who lacks these virtues is blind, short-sighted, forgetful of his cleansing from his old sins.

NET Bible

But concerning the one who lacks such things -- he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins.

New Heart English Bible

For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Noyes New Testament

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Sawyer New Testament

for a man that is without these is blind, not seeing to a distance, and has forgotten the purification from his former errors.

The Emphasized Bible

For, he to whom these things are not present, is, blind, seeing only what is near, having come, to forget, his purification from his old sins.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he that hath no possession of these things, is blind, dim-sighted, sinking into oblivion of his purification from the sins of his former days.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Surely the man who has not these virtues is shortsighted even to blindness, and has chosen to forget that he has been purified from his sins of the past!

Webster

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purified from his old sins.

Weymouth New Testament

For the man in whom they are lacking is blind and cannot see distant objects, in that he has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins.

Williams New Testament

For whoever lacks these qualities is blind -- or short-sighted-- and forgetful of the cleansing that he has received from his former sins.

World English Bible

For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Worrell New Testament

for he to whom these things are lacking is blind, seeing dimly, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Worsley New Testament

But he, that hath not these, is blind, or short-sighted, having forgot his baptismal purification from his former sins.

Youngs Literal Translation

for he with whom these things are not present is blind, dim-sighted, having become forgetful of the cleansing of his old sins;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

he that
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

πάρειμι 
Pareimi 
Usage: 22

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

μυωπάζω 
Muopazo 
Usage: 1

and hath
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

λήθη 
Lethe 
Usage: 1

καθαρισμός 
Katharismos 
Usage: 5

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

his

Usage: 0

old
πάλαι 
Palai 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Peter 1:9

Images 2 Peter 1:9

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:9

Context Readings

Growth In The Faith

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:



Cross References

Ephesians 5:26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Hebrews 9:14

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 2:9-11

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

Mark 10:21

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

Luke 18:22

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

John 9:40-41

And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

Romans 6:1-4

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 6:11

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

Galatians 5:6

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Galatians 5:13

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Titus 2:14

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

James 2:14-26

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

1 Peter 3:21

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 1:4-7

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Peter 2:18-20

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

Revelation 3:17

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

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