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2 Peter 2:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstedfast souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of cursing;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: they have a heart exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— having eyes full of adultery, and that cease not from sin, alluring unestablished souls; having a heart practised in covetousness, children of curse;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Having, eyes, full of an adulteress, and that cannot rest from sin, enticing unstable souls, having, a heart trained in greed,—children of a curse,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having eyes full of adultery, and unable to cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having an heart exercised in covetousnesses, children of a curse,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls: having their heart exercised with covetousness: children of malediction.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hauing eyes ful of adulterie and that cannot cease from sinne, beguiling vnstable soules: an heart they haue exercised with couetous practises: cursed children:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— having eyes full of adultery, and sins which cease not, alluring souls that are not established. An heart have they which is disciplined in covetousness; sons of malediction,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— having eyes that are full of adultery, and sins that never end; seducing unstable souls; and having a heart exercised in cupidity; children of malediction:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Having 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
eyes 3788
{3788} Prime
ὀφθαλμός
ophthalmos
{of-thal-mos'}
From G3700; the eye (literally or figuratively); by implication vision; figuratively envy (from the jealous side glance).
full 3324
{3324} Prime
μεστός
mestos
{mes-tos'}
Of uncertain derivative; replete (literally or figuratively).
of adultery, 3428
{3428} Prime
μοιχαλίς
moichalis
{moy-khal-is'}
A prolonged form of the feminine of G3432; an adulteress (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
that cannot cease x180
(0180) Complement
ἀκατάπαυστος
akatapaustos
{ak-at-ap'-ow-stos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2664; unrefraining.
from y180
[0180] Standard
ἀκατάπαυστος
akatapaustos
{ak-at-ap'-ow-stos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2664; unrefraining.
sin; 266
{0266} Prime
ἁμαρτία
hamartia
{ham-ar-tee'-ah}
From G0264; sin (properly abstract).
beguiling 1185
{1185} Prime
δελεάζω
deleazo
{del-eh-ad'-zo}
From the baes of G1388; to entrap, that is, (figuratively) delude.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
unstable 793
{0793} Prime
ἀστήρικτος
asteriktos
{as-tay'-rik-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivation of G4741; unfixed, that is, (figuratively) vacillating.
souls: 5590
{5590} Prime
ψυχή
psuche
{psoo-khay'}
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416].
an heart 2588
{2588} Prime
καρδία
kardia
{kar-dee'-ah}
Prolonged from a primary κάρ [[kar]] (Latin cor, 'heart'); the heart, that is, (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle.
they have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
exercised 1128
{1128} Prime
γυμνάζω
gumnazo
{goom-nad'-zo}
From G1131; to practise naked (in the games), that is, train (figuratively).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
with covetous practices; 4124
{4124} Prime
πλεονεξία
pleonexia
{pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah}
From G4123; avarice, that is, (by implication) fraudulency, extortion.
cursed 2671
{2671} Prime
κατάρα
katara
{kat-ar'-ah}
From G2596 (intensive) and G0685; imprecation, execration.
children: 5043
{5043} Prime
τέκνον
teknon
{tek'-non}
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Peter 2:14

_ _ full of adultery — literally, “full of an adulteress,” as though they carried about adulteresses always dwelling in their eyes: the eye being the avenue of lust [Horneius]. Bengel makes the adulteress who fills their eyes, to be “alluring desire.”

_ _ that cannot cease — “that cannot be made to cease from sin.”

_ _ beguiling — “laying baits for.”

_ _ unstable — not firmly established in faith and piety.

_ _ heart — not only the eyes, which are the channel, but the heart, the fountain head of lust. Job 31:7, “Mine heart walked after mine eyes.

_ _ covetous practices — The oldest manuscripts read singular, “covetousness.”

_ _ cursed children — rather as Greek, “children of curse,” that is, devoted to the curse. Cursing and covetousness, as in Balaam’s case, often go together: the curse he designed for Israel fell on Israel’s foes and on himself. True believers bless, and curse not, and so are blessed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Peter 2:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Peter 2:14

(7) Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

(7) He condemns those men, showing even in their behaviour and countenance an unmeasurable lust, making trade of the souls of vain persons, as men exercised in all the crafts of covetousness, to be short, as men that sell themselves for money to curse the sons of God in the same way Balaam did, whom the dumb beast reproved.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
eyes:

2 Samuel 11:2-4 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon. ... And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
Job 31:7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
Job 31:9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or [if] I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;
Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
1 John 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

adultery:
Gr. an adulteress

that cannot:

Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? [then] may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that [cometh] from God only?

beguiling:

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
Ephesians 4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
James 1:8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

an heart:

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

cursed:

Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner [being] an hundred years old shall be accursed.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
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2S 11:2. Jb 31:7, 9. Pv 6:25. Is 1:16; 34:5; 65:20. Jr 13:23. Mt 5:28; 12:34; 25:41. Mk 13:22. Jn 5:44. Ro 16:18. 1Co 11:19. Ep 2:3; 4:14. Col 2:18. Jm 1:8. 2P 2:3, 18; 3:16. 1Jn 2:16. Jde 1:11. Rv 12:9.

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