Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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:

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


Cross References

Romans 2:24

For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

Acts 16:17

The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

Acts 24:14

But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

2 Peter 2:15

Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Jude 1:10

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

Jude 1:15

To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Revelation 13:14

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Psalm 18:21

For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Isaiah 35:8

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

Jeremiah 6:16

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Matthew 7:14

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Matthew 24:10-13

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Matthew 24:24

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Mark 12:14

And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Mark 13:22

For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 13:10

And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Acts 14:2

But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Acts 19:9

But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus 2:8

Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

1 Peter 2:12

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

2 Peter 2:21

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

1 John 2:18-19

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

2 Peter 2:12

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;

Revelation 13:8

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

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