2 Peter 2:21

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
New King James Version

For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
New American Standard Bible

For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them.
New International Version

It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
The Amplified Bible

For never to have obtained a [full, personal] knowledge of the way of righteousness would have been better for them than, having obtained [such knowledge], to turn back from the holy commandment which was [verbally] delivered to them.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

for it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment which was delivered to them.
Phillips’ Modern English

For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of goodness at all, than after knowing it to turn their backs on the sacred commandments given to them.
Williams’ Language of the People

For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of uprightness than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command committed to their trust.
 
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  9. 3. More Than Words; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

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