Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

New American Standard Bible

But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

King James Version

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Holman Bible

But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,

A Conservative Version

But these men, like irrational beasts of nature, having been born for capture and destruction, speaking evil at which things they do not understand, will be destroyed in their corruption,

American Standard Version

But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Amplified

But these [people]! Like unreasoning beasts, mere creatures of instinct, born [only] to be captured and destroyed, railing at things of which they are ignorant, they shall utterly perish in their [own] corruption [in their destroying they shall surely be destroyed],

An Understandable Version

However, these people are like unreasonable, ignorant creatures of instinct, born as animals which are [to be] caught and destroyed. They speak out against things about which they are ignorant. In [the process of] destroying others, they will certainly be destroyed themselves.

Anderson New Testament

But these men, like beasts with out reason, which follow the instinct of nature, and are made to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil of things that they understand not, shall utterly perish in their own corruption,

Bible in Basic English

But these men, like beasts without reason, whose natural use is to be taken and put to death, crying out against things of which they have no knowledge, will undergo that same destruction which they are designing for others;

Common New Testament

But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them,

Daniel Mace New Testament

But as for these, they have no more reason than brute beasts that are naturally made for hunting, and slaughter: so these who calumniate what they do not understand, shall receive the reward of their iniquity by perishing in their own corruption.

Darby Translation

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

But these, as natural, irrational animals, made for capture and destruction, speaking evil of matters which they do not understand, shall be utterly destroyed by their own corruptions;

Godbey New Testament

But these, like irrational animals having been born naturally for capture and destruction, blaspheming those things in which they are ignorant; in their own corruption they will indeed corrupt themselves;

Goodspeed New Testament

These men, like unreasoning animals, mere creatures of instinct created to be caught and killed, abuse what they do not understand and will be destroyed like animals,

John Wesley New Testament

But these, as natural brute beasts, born to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things they understand not, and shall perish in their own corruption,

Julia Smith Translation

But these, as natural irrational living creatures, having been for catching and destroying, defaming in what things they are ignorant of; and shall be destroyed in their corruption;

King James 2000

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But these persons, like irrational animals born [only with] natural [instincts] for capture and killing, blaspheming {about things} they do not understand, in their destruction will also be destroyed,

Modern King James verseion

But these, as unreasoning natural brute animals having been born for capture and corruption, speak evil of the things that they do not understand. And they will utterly perish in their own corruption,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But these, as brute beasts, naturally made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of that they know not, and shall perish through their own destruction,

Moffatt New Testament

But those people! ??like irrational animals, creatures of mere instinct, born for capture and corruption, they scoff at what they are ignorant of; and like animals they will suffer corruption and ruin,

Montgomery New Testament

But these men, like irrational creatures, mere animals, born to be taken and destroyed, continually rail about matters of which they know nothing. In their corruption they will surely be destroyed,

NET Bible

But these men, like irrational animals -- creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed -- do not understand whom they are insulting, and consequently in their destruction they will be destroyed,

New Heart English Bible

But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Noyes New Testament

but these, as brute beasts, by nature born to be taken and destroyed, railing at things which they understand not, shall even perish in their own corruption,

Sawyer New Testament

but these, like irrational animals, brutes made to be taken and destroyed, reviling things which they do not understand, will also be destroyed in their depravity,

The Emphasized Bible

These, however, as unreasoning creatures that have been bred as being, by nature, for capture and destruction, in the things they are ignorant of, uttering defamation, in their spoiling, shall also be made a spoil, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But these men, as the naturally irrational brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil of the things of which they are ignorant, will perish by their own corruption;

Twentieth Century New Testament

These men, however, like animals without reason, intended by nature to be caught and killed--these men, I say, malign those of whom they know nothing, and will assuredly perish through their own corruption,

Webster

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption:

Weymouth New Testament

But these men, like brute beasts, created (with their natural instincts)

Williams New Testament

These men, like irrational animals, mere creatures of instinct created to be caught and killed, abuse the things that they do not understand, and so by their corruption they will be destroyed, suffering wrong as punishment for their wrongdoing.

World English Bible

But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Worrell New Testament

But these, as irrational creatures, born naturally for capture and destruction, railing in matters of which they are ignorant, shall in their destruction be also destroyed,

Worsley New Testament

But these men, like brute beasts naturally produced to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil of things which they do not understand, shall perish by their own corruption; receiving the reward of their unrighteousness:

Youngs Literal Translation

and these, as irrational natural beasts, made to be caught and destroyed -- in what things they are ignorant of, speaking evil -- in their destruction shall be destroyed,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

φυσικός 
Phusikos 
Usage: 3

ἄλογος 
Alogos 
Usage: 3

ζῶον 
Zoon 
Usage: 23

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

be taken
ἅλωσις 
Halosis 
to be taken 9
Usage: 1

and

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

φθορά 
Phthora 
Usage: 9

βλασφημέω 
Blasphemeo 
Usage: 31

of
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the things that
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

G50
ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

καταφθείρω 
Katphtheiro 
Usage: 2

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128


Usage: 0

References

Easton

Fausets

Images 2 Peter 2:12

Prayers for 2 Peter 2:12

Context Readings

The Rise And Fall Of The False Teachers

11 Being bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to slander glorious beings. Yet even angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring a slanderous accusation against them from the Lord. 12 These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed, 13 suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.


Cross References

Jude 1:10

Whatever these people do not understand, they slander. Like irrational animals, they are destroyed by the very things they know by instinct.

Jeremiah 12:3

You know me, LORD. You see me and test my thoughts toward you. Pull the wicked out like sheep for slaughter; set them apart for the day of butchering.

Psalm 49:10

Indeed, he will see wise people die; the stupid and the senseless will meet their doom and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this:

Psalm 94:8

Pay attention, you dull ones among the crowds! You fools! Will you ever become wise?

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

Jeremiah 5:4

Then I said, "These are only the poor, they're foolish, for they don't know the LORD's way, the requirement of their God.

Jeremiah 10:8

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

Jeremiah 10:21

Because the shepherds are stupid and don't seek the LORD, therefore, they don't prosper, and their flock is scattered.

Ezekiel 21:31

I'm going to pour out my indignation all over you. I'll blow my fierce wrath against you and deliver you into the control of brutal men who are skilled at destruction.

John 8:21

Later on, he told them again, "I'm going away, and you'll look for me, but you will die in your sin. You cannot come where I'm going."

Galatians 6:8

The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.

2 Peter 1:4

Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.

2 Peter 2:19

Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.

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