Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, my loved ones, having knowledge of these things before they take place, take care that you are not turned away by the error of the uncontrolled, so falling from your true faith.

New American Standard Bible

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,

King James Version

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

Holman Bible

Therefore, dear friends, since you know this in advance, be on your guard, so that you are not led away by the error of lawless people and fall from your own stability.

International Standard Version

And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.

A Conservative Version

Ye therefore, beloved, knowing in advance, keep watch, lest, having accommodated to the error of the lawless, ye fall from your own steadfastness.

American Standard Version

Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness.

Amplified

Therefore, [let me warn you] beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith],

An Understandable Version

Therefore, dearly loved ones, since you know about these things ahead of time, be on your guard so that you are not led astray by the error of lawless people, and [thus] fall from your own stability [i.e., your safe or secure position in Christ].

Anderson New Testament

Do you, therefore, beloved, since you know these things be forehand, beware, lest, being led away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Common New Testament

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your own steadfastness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Do you then, my dear brethren, being thus forewarn'd, take care not to be seduc'd by those prophane impostors, and so lose the reward of your constancy.

Darby Translation

Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things before, take care lest, being led away along with the error of the wicked, ye should fall from your own stedfastness:

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Therefore, beloved, foreknowing these things, be on your guard; lest being also carried away by the deceit of the lawless, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Godbey New Testament

Then you, beloved, foreknowing watch, lest, having been led away by the delusion of the ungodly, you may fall from your own stedfastness:

Goodspeed New Testament

So you, dear friends, now that you are forewarned, must be on your guard against being led away by the errors of unprincipled men and losing your present firmness.

John Wesley New Testament

Ye, therefore, beloved, knowing these things before, beware, lest ye also being led away by the error of the wicked fall from your own stedfastness:

Julia Smith Translation

You therefore, dearly beloved, knowing beforehand, watch, lest, led away by the error of the lawless, ye fall from your own stability.

King James 2000

You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] know [this] beforehand, guard yourselves so that you do not lose your own safe position [because you] have been led away by the error of lawless persons.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore, beloved, knowing beforehand, beware lest being led away with the error of the lawless, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know it beforehand: Beware, lest ye be also plucked away with the error of the wicked, and fall from your own steadfastness;

Moffatt New Testament

Now, beloved, you are forewarned: mind you are not carried away by the error of the lawless and so lose your proper footing;

Montgomery New Testament

Do you therefore, beloved, because you know these things beforehand, be on your guard lest you be led astray by the error of the wicked, and so fall from your own stedfastness.

NET Bible

Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men and fall from your firm grasp on the truth.

New Heart English Bible

You therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware, lest being carried away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Noyes New Testament

Do ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things beforehand, beware lest, being led away with the error of the lawless, ye fall from your own steadfastness.

Sawyer New Testament

Do you therefore, beloved, knowing [these things] before, be on your guard not to be carried away with the error of the wicked and fall from your steadfastness,

The Emphasized Bible

Ye, therefore, beloved, taking note beforehand, be on your guard, lest, with the error of the impious being led away, ye fall from your own steadfastness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye therefore, beloved, knowing this before, be on your guard, that ye be not carried away with the delusion of these lawless men, and fall from your own stedfastness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do you, therefore, dear friends, now that you know this beforehand, be on your guard against being led away by the errors of reckless people, and so lapsing from your present steadfastness;

Webster

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

Weymouth New Testament

You, therefore, dear friends, having been warned beforehand, must continually be on your guard so as not to be led astray by the false teaching of immoral men nor fall from your own stedfastness.

Williams New Testament

So, dearly beloved, since you have been forewarned, you must always be on your guard against being led astray by the errors of lawless men, and so against falling away from your present firmness;

World English Bible

You therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware, lest being carried away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness.

Worrell New Testament

Ye, therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard, lest, being carried away with error of the wicked, ye fall from your own steadfastness.

Worsley New Testament

Do ye therefore, beloved, as ye know these things before, take heed least being seduced together with them by the error of the wicked, ye should fall from your own stedfastness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye, then, beloved, knowing before, take heed, lest, together with the error of the impious being led away, ye may fall from your own stedfastness,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

προγινώσκω 
Proginosko 
Usage: 5

προγινώσκω 
Proginosko 
Usage: 5

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
Usage: 25

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ye also
ἐκπίπτω 
Ekpipto 
Usage: 11

συναπαγω 
sunapago 
condescend, carry away with, lead away with
Usage: 3

with the error
πλάνη 
Plane 
Usage: 10

of the wicked
ἄθεσμος 
Athesmos 
Usage: 2

ἐκπίπτω 
Ekpipto 
Usage: 11

στηριγμός 
Sterigmos 
Usage: 1

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Peter 3:17

Devotionals containing 2 Peter 3:17

References

Images 2 Peter 3:17

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Conclusion

16 And as he said in all his letters, which had to do with these things; in which are some hard sayings, so that, like the rest of the holy Writings, they are twisted by those who are uncertain and without knowledge, to the destruction of their souls. 17 For this reason, my loved ones, having knowledge of these things before they take place, take care that you are not turned away by the error of the uncontrolled, so falling from your true faith. 18 But be increased in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May he have glory now and for ever. So be it.


Cross References

Proverbs 1:17

Truly, to no purpose is the net stretched out before the eyes of the bird:

Matthew 7:15

Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves.

Matthew 16:6

And Jesus said to them, Take care to have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:11

How is it that you do not see that I was not talking to you about bread, but about keeping away from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

Matthew 24:24-25

For there will come up false Christs, and false prophets, who will do great signs and wonders; so that if possible even the saints might be tricked.

Mark 13:22-23

Because there will be false Christs and false prophets, and they will give signs and wonders in the hope of turning even the saints from the true way.

John 16:4

I have said these things to you so that when the time comes, what I have said may come to your mind. I did not say them to you at the first, because then I was still with you.

Acts 2:42

And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.

Romans 16:18

For such people are not servants of the Lord Christ, but of their stomachs; and by their smooth and well-said words the hearts of those who have no knowledge of evil are tricked.

1 Corinthians 10:12

So let him who seems to himself to be safe go in fear of a fall.

1 Corinthians 15:58

For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I have a fear, that in some way, as Eve was tricked by the deceit of the snake, your minds may be turned away from their simple and holy love for Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false Apostles, workers of deceit, making themselves seem like Apostles of Christ.

Ephesians 4:14

So that we may be no longer children, sent this way and that, turned about by every wind of teaching, by the twisting and tricks of men, by the deceits of error;

Philippians 3:2

Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision:

Colossians 2:5

For though I am not present in the flesh, still I am with you in the spirit, seeing with joy your order, and your unchanging faith in Christ.

Colossians 2:8

Take care that no one takes you away by force, through man's wisdom and deceit, going after the beliefs of men and the theories of the world, and not after Christ:

2 Timothy 4:15

But be on the watch for him, for he was violent in his attacks on our teaching.

Hebrews 3:14

For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;

1 Peter 5:9

Do not give way to him but be strong in your faith, in the knowledge that your brothers who are in the world undergo the same troubles.

2 Peter 1:10-12

For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall:

2 Peter 2:18-22

For with high-sounding false words, making use of the attraction of unclean desires of the flesh, they get into their power those newly made free from those who are living in error;

Revelation 2:5

So keep in mind where you were at first, and be changed in heart and do the first works; or I will come to you, and will take away your light from its place, if your hearts are not changed.

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