Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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 godliness 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.

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.

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 traitors, reckless, beclouded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, 5 having a form of piety, but repudiating the power of it. Now turn away from these men, 6 for from these are those who creep into houses, and take captive petty women laden with sins, being led away by various impulses,


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you to withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition, which they received from us.

1 Timothy 5:8

But if any man does not provide for his own, and especially those belonging his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Isaiah 29:13

And LORD said, Inasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from me, {but in vain they worship me (LXX/NT)}, {teaching the commandments and doctrines of men

Ezekiel 33:30-32

And as for thee, son of man, the sons of thy people talk of thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, each one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that comes forth f

Matthew 7:15

But beware of FALSE prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are predatory wolves.

Matthew 23:27-28

Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Romans 2:20-24

a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the childlike, having in the law the essence of knowledge and truth,

Ephesians 4:14

So that we may no longer be childish, tossed about and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in craftiness with the methodology of error.

Isaiah 48:1-2

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness

Isaiah 58:1-3

Cry aloud, spare not. Lift up thy 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 beseech you, brothers, watch out for those who make the divisions and the stumbling blocks, contrary to the doctrine that ye learned, and turn away from them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

And if any man does not obey our word by this letter, note that man, and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5

constant frictions of men corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing piety to be a means of gain. Withdraw from such.

2 Timothy 2:16

But shun profane babblings, for they will advance to greater impiety,

2 Timothy 2:23

But shun foolish and uneducated questions, knowing that they breed quarrels.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but in their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and worthless for every good work.

Titus 3:10

Shun a factious man after a first and second admonition,

2 John 1:10-12

If any man comes to you, and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into a house, and do not speak to him to rejoice.

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