Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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.

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, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God, 5 maintaining a form of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid these [people]. 6 For from these are those who slip into houses and captivate foolish women loaded down with sins, led by various kinds of desires,


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that] you keep away from every brother who lives irresponsibly and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

1 Timothy 5:8

But if someone does not provide for his own [relatives], and especially the members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with its mouth, and with its lips it honors me, and its heart is far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men that has been taught,

Ezekiel 33:30-32

"And you, son of man, {your people}, the ones talking together concerning you beside the walls and in the doorways of the houses, each one with his brother {saying}, 'Please come and hear what [is] the word {that is going out from Yahweh}.'

Matthew 7:15

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

Matthew 23:27-28

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean!

Romans 2:20-24

an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Ephesians 4:14

so that we may no longer be infants, tossed about by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of people, by craftiness with reference to the scheming of deceit.

Isaiah 48:1-2

Hear this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel and came out from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Yahweh, and {invoke} the God of Israel, [but] not in truth and not in righteousness.

Isaiah 58:1-3

"Call with [the] throat; you must not keep back! lift up your voice like trumpet, and declare to my people their rebellion, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I exhort you, brothers, to look out for those who cause dissensions and temptations contrary to the teaching which you learned, and stay away from them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note not to associate with him, in order that he may be put to shame.

1 Timothy 6:5

constant wrangling by people of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who consider godliness to be a means of gain.

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid pointless chatter, for it will progress to greater ungodliness,

2 Timothy 2:23

But avoid foolish and uninformed controversies, [because you] know that they produce quarrels.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny [him], [because they] are detestable and disobedient, and unfit for every good deed.

Titus 3:10

Reject a divisive person after a first and second admonition,

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 speak a greeting to him,

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