Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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:

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.

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 false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. 2 And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. 3 And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.


Cross References

Romans 2:24

For just as it is written, "the name of God is being blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

Acts 16:17

She followed behind Paul and us and kept crying out, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation."

Acts 24:14

But I confess this to you, that I worship the God of our ancestors according to the Way (which they call a sect), believing everything that is according to the law and that is written in the prophets.

2 Peter 2:15

By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

Jude 1:10

But these men do not understand the things they slander, and they are being destroyed by the very things that, like irrational animals, they instinctively comprehend.

Jude 1:15

to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

Revelation 13:14

and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived.

Psalm 18:21

For I have obeyed the Lord's commands; I have not rebelled against my God.

Isaiah 35:8

A thoroughfare will be there -- it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it; it is reserved for those authorized to use it -- fools will not stray into it.

Jeremiah 6:16

The Lord said to his people: "You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls." But they said, "We will not follow it!"

Matthew 7:14

But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Matthew 22:16

They sent to him their disciples along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You do not court anyone's favor because you show no partiality.

Matthew 24:10-13

Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another.

Matthew 24:24

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Mark 12:14

When they came they said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and do not court anyone's favor, because you show no partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay or shouldn't we?"

Mark 13:22

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, the elect.

John 14:6

Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Acts 13:10

and said, "You who are full of all deceit and all wrongdoing, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness -- will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?

Acts 14:2

But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

Acts 18:26

He began to speak out fearlessly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

Acts 19:9

But when some were stubborn and refused to believe, reviling the Way before the congregation, he left them and took the disciples with him, addressing them every day in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

1 Timothy 5:14

So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.

Titus 2:5

to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not be discredited.

Titus 2:8

and a sound message that cannot be criticized, so that any opponent will be at a loss, because he has nothing evil to say about us.

1 Peter 2:12

and maintain good conduct among the non-Christians, so that though they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears.

2 Peter 2:21

For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.

1 John 2:18-19

Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour.

Revelation 12:9

So that huge dragon -- the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world -- was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.

2 Peter 2:12

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,

Revelation 13:8

and all those who live on the earth will worship the beast, everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed.

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