Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

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

holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far 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.

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 False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God; 5 Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these. 6 For these are they who go secretly into houses, making prisoners of foolish women, weighted down with sin, turned from the way by their evil desires,


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us.

1 Timothy 5:8

If anyone has no care for his family and those in his house, he is false to the faith, and is worse than one who has no faith.

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said, because this people come near to me with their mouths, and give honour to me with their lips, but their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is false, a rule given them by the teaching of men;

Ezekiel 33:30-32

And as for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking together about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses, saying to one another, Come now, give ear to the word which comes from the Lord.

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 23:27-28

A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you are like the resting-places of the dead, which are made white, and seem beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and of all unclean things.

Romans 2:20-24

A teacher of the foolish, having in the law the form of knowledge and of what is true;

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;

Isaiah 48:1-2

Give ear to this, O family of Jacob, you who are named by the name of Israel, and have come out of the body of Judah; who take oaths by the name of the Lord, and make use of the name of the God of Israel, but not truly and not in good faith.

Isaiah 58:1-3

Make a loud cry, do not be quiet, let your voice be sounding like a horn, and make clear to my people their evil doings, and to the family of Jacob their sins.

Romans 16:17-18

Now, it is my desire, brothers, that you will take note of those who are causing division and trouble among you, quite against the teaching which was given to you: and keep away from them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

And if any man does not give attention to what we have said in this letter, take note of that man, and keep away from him, so that he may be shamed.

1 Timothy 6:5

Bitter talk of men who, being evil in mind and dead to what is true, take the faith to be a way of making profit.

2 Timothy 2:16

But take no part in wrong and foolish talk, for those who do so will go farther into evil,

2 Timothy 2:23

And put away foolish and uncontrolled questionings, seeing that they are a cause of trouble.

Titus 1:16

They say that they have knowledge of God, while by their acts they are turning their backs on him; they are hated by all, hard-hearted, and judged to be without value for any good work.

Titus 3:10

A man whose opinions are not those of the church, after a first and second protest, is to be kept out of your society;

2 John 1:10-12

If anyone comes to you not having this teaching, do not take him into your house or give him words of love:

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