Parallel Verses

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.

New American Standard Bible

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

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.

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—shortsighted [closing his spiritual eyes to the truth], having 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.

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;

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 If these things exist in you, and continually increase, they prevent your being either idle or unfruitful in advancing towards a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 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. 10 For this reason, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never stumble.



Cross References

Ephesians 5:26

in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,

Hebrews 9:14

how much more certainly shall the blood of Christ, who strengthened by the eternal Spirit offered Himself to God, free from blemish, purify your consciences from lifeless works for you to serve the ever-living God?

1 John 1:7

But if we live in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 2:9-11

Any one who professes to be in the light and yet hates his brother man is still in darkness.

Mark 10:21

Then Jesus looked at him and loved him, and said, "One thing is lacking in you: go, sell all you possess and give the proceeds to the poor, and you shall have riches in Heaven; and come and be a follower of mine."

Luke 18:22

On receiving this answer Jesus said to him, "There is still one thing wanting in you. Sell everything you possess and give the money to the poor, and you shall have wealth in Heaven; and then come, follow me."

John 9:40-41

These words were heard by those of the Pharisees who were present, and they asked Him, "Are *we* also blind?"

Romans 6:1-4

To what conclusion, then, shall we come? Are we to persist in sinning in order that the grace extended to us may be the greater?

Romans 6:11

In the same way you also must regard yourselves as dead in relation to sin, but as alive in relation to God, because you are in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works.

James 2:14-26

What good is it, my brethren, if a man professes to have faith, and yet his actions do not correspond? Can such faith save him?

1 Peter 3:21

And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

2 Peter 1:4-7

It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings.

2 Peter 2:18-20

For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.

Revelation 3:17

You say, I am rich, and have wealth stored up, and I stand in need of nothing; and you do not know that if there is a wretched creature it is *you* -- pitiable, poor, blind, naked.

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