Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

King James Version

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Holman Bible

holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!

International Standard Version

They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.

A Conservative Version

having a form of piety, but repudiating the power of it. Now turn away from these men,

American Standard Version

holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.

Amplified

For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

An Understandable Version

[These people] maintain an appearance of being godly, but they have denied its power; [you should] turn away from such people.

Anderson New Testament

having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from these also turn away.

Bible in Basic English

Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these.

Common New Testament

holding a form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Daniel Mace New Testament

of which they wear the appearance, but disclaim its influence. have no intercourse with such.

Darby Translation

having a form of piety but denying the power of it: and from these turn away.

Godbey New Testament

having a form of godliness, but denying the power of the same: and from these turn away.

Goodspeed New Testament

keeping up the forms of religion, but resisting its influence. Avoid such people.

John Wesley New Testament

Having a form of godliness but denying the power of it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Julia Smith Translation

Having a form of devotion, and having denied its power: and these renounce.

King James 2000

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

maintaining a form of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid these [people].

Modern King James verseion

having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; even turn away from these.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

having a similitude of godly living, but have denied the power thereof. Such abhor.

Montgomery New Testament

For although they keep up the outward form of religion, they deny its power.

NET Bible

They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these.

New Heart English Bible

holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.

Noyes New Testament

having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. And from these turn away.

Sawyer New Testament

having a form of piety but denying its power; and these avoid.

The Emphasized Bible

having a form of godliness, but, the power thereof, denying! and, from these, turn away;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

holding the form of godliness, but denying the power of it: from these men turn with aversion.

Twentieth Century New Testament

and while they retain the outward form of religion, they will not allow it to influence them. Turn your back on such men as these.

Webster

Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such turn away.

Weymouth New Testament

and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. Turn away from people of this sort.

Williams New Testament

keeping up the forms of religion but not giving expression to its power. Avoid such people.

World English Bible

holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also.

Worrell New Testament

holding a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from these also turn away.

Worsley New Testament

having a form of godliness, but strangers to the power of it: from such turn away.

Youngs Literal Translation

having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a form
μόρφωσις 
Morphosis 
Usage: 2

εὐσέβεια 
Eusebeia 
Usage: 15

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἀρνέομαι 
Arneomai 
Usage: 26

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95


Usage: 0

ἀποτρέπω 
Apotrepo 
Usage: 1

τούτους 
Toutous 
Usage: 21

Context Readings

Difficult Times Ahead In The Last Days

4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

1 Timothy 5:8

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Isaiah 29:13

Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

Ezekiel 33:30-32

"But as for you, son of man, your fellow citizens who talk about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses, speak to one another, each to his brother, saying, 'Come now and hear what the message is which comes forth from the LORD.'

Matthew 7:15

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Matthew 23:27-28

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.

Romans 2:20-24

a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth,

Ephesians 4:14

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Isaiah 48:1-2

"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 58:1-3

"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.

1 Timothy 6:5

and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

2 Timothy 2:23

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

Titus 3:10

Reject a factious man after a first and second warning,

2 John 1:10-12

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;



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