Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

Many people will follow their immoral ways, and they will cause the true way to be maligned.

New American Standard Bible

Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

King James Version

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Holman Bible

Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and the way of truth will be blasphemed because of them.

International Standard Version

Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.

A Conservative Version

And many will follow their wantonness, because of whom the way of the truth will be blasphemed.

American Standard Version

And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of.

Amplified

Many will follow their shameful ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.

An Understandable Version

And many people will follow their unrestrained, indecent conduct, which will result in the true way [of God] being spoken against.

Anderson New Testament

and many will follow their dissolute ways, on account of whom the way of truth will be reviled;

Bible in Basic English

And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name.

Common New Testament

And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled.

Daniel Mace New Testament

many will follow their destructive maxims, and by their means christianity will be traduc'd.

Darby Translation

and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And many will follow their lewd practices, on account of whom, they way of truth will be evil spoken of.

Godbey New Testament

And many will follow their impurities; through whom the way of truth will be slandered:

John Wesley New Testament

And many will follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of.

Julia Smith Translation

(And many shall follow their licentiousness; by whom the way of truth shall be defamed.)

King James 2000

And many shall follow their shameful ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And many will follow their licentious ways, because of whom the way of truth will be reviled.

Modern King James verseion

And many will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be evil spoken of.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And many shall follow their damnable ways, by which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of;

Moffatt New Testament

and many will follow their immorality (thanks to them the true Way will be maligned);

Montgomery New Testament

Then there will be many who will follow their immorality, because of whom the Way of the Truth will be maligned.

NET Bible

And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.

New Heart English Bible

Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.

Noyes New Testament

And many will follow their dissolute ways, by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of;

Sawyer New Testament

and many shall follow their lewdness, on account of whom the way of truth shall be reviled,

The Emphasized Bible

And, many, will follow out their wanton ways, - by reason of whom, the way of truth, will be defamed,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And many will go out of the way after their fatal errors; by means of whom the way of truth will be injuriously reviled.

Twentieth Century New Testament

There will be many, too, who will follow their licentious courses, and cause the Way of the Truth to be maligned.

Webster

And many will follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth will be evil spoken of.

Weymouth New Testament

And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.

Williams New Testament

Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the true Way will be abused,

World English Bible

Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.

Worrell New Testament

and many will follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth will be defamed;

Worsley New Testament

And many will follow their pernicious tenets, on whose account the way of truth will be reproached:

Youngs Literal Translation

and many shall follow out their destructive ways, because of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3


Usage: 0

ἀπώλεια 
Apoleia 
Usage: 18

by reason of
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the way
ὁδός 
Hodos 
Usage: 75

of truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

Context Readings

The Rise And Fall Of The False Teachers

1 There were false prophets too among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive sects and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction. 2 Many people will follow their immoral ways, and they will cause the true way to be maligned. 3 In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.


Cross References

Romans 2:24

For, as the Scripture says, the very name of God is abused among the heathen, because of you!

Acts 16:17

This girl would follow Paul and the rest of us, crying out, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, and they are making known to you a way of salvation."

Acts 24:14

I admit that in worshiping the God of my forefathers I follow the way of life that they call a sect, but I believe everything that is taught in the Law or written in the prophets,

2 Peter 2:15

They have left the straight path and gone astray. They have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Beor, who set his heart on dishonest gain,

Jude 1:10

But these people deride anything they do not understand, and the things they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, they use for their own destruction.

Jude 1:15

to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the godless of all the godless deeds they have done, and of all the harsh things that godless sinners have said against him."

Revelation 13:14

It leads the inhabitants of the earth astray by the wonders it is allowed to do on behalf of the animal, telling the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the animal that bears the mark of the sword-thrust and yet lives.

Revelation 13:14

It leads the inhabitants of the earth astray by the wonders it is allowed to do on behalf of the animal, telling the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the animal that bears the mark of the sword-thrust and yet lives.

Revelation 13:14

It leads the inhabitants of the earth astray by the wonders it is allowed to do on behalf of the animal, telling the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the animal that bears the mark of the sword-thrust and yet lives.

Revelation 13:14

It leads the inhabitants of the earth astray by the wonders it is allowed to do on behalf of the animal, telling the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the animal that bears the mark of the sword-thrust and yet lives.

Matthew 7:14

But the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few that find it.

Matthew 22:16

So they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, to say to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth, and teach the way of God with sincerity, regardless of the consequences, for you are impartial.

Matthew 24:10-13

Then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.

Matthew 24:24

for false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show great signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.

Mark 12:14

And they came up and said to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth regardless of the consequences, for you are not guided by personal considerations, but teach the way of God with sincerity. Is it right to pay the poll tax to the emperor or not?

Mark 13:22

For false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, "I am Way and Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

Acts 13:10

and said, "You monster of underhandedness and cunning! You son of the devil! You enemy of all that is right! Will you never stop trying to make the Lord's straight paths crooked?

Acts 14:2

But the Jews who refused their message stirred up the heathen and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

Acts 18:26

He spoke very confidently in the synagogue at first, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him home and explained the Way of God to him more correctly.

Acts 19:9

But as some of them were obstinate and refused to believe, finding fault with the Way before the people, he left them, and withdrew the disciples, and held daily discussions in the lecture-room of Tyrannus.

1 Timothy 5:14

So I would have young women marry and have children and keep house and avoid giving our opponents any excuse for abusing us.

Titus 2:5

and to be sensible, pure-minded, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so as not to bring reproach on God's message.

Titus 2:8

and present a wholesome, unobjectionable message, so that your opponent may be put to shame at finding nothing bad to say about us.

1 Peter 2:12

Live upright lives among the heathen, so that even if they charge you with being evil-doers, they may from observing the uprightness of your conduct come to praise God on the Day of Judgment.

2 Peter 2:21

For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of uprightness than after knowing it to have turned their backs upon the sacred command with which they had been intrusted.

1 John 2:18-19

Children, it is the last hour. You have heard that Antichrist is coming, and many Antichrists have indeed appeared. So we may be sure that it is the last hour.

Revelation 12:9

So the great dragon, the ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

2 Peter 2:12

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,

Revelation 13:8

All the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not from the foundation of the world been written in the slain Lamb's book of life, will worship it.

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