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2 Peter 2:21

21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.

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2 Peter 2:21 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 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.

2 Peter 2:21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 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.

2 Peter 2:21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 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.

2 Peter 2:21 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 Yes, it would be better for them to have never known the right way than to know it and to turn away from the holy teaching that was given to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 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 delivered to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 It would have been better for them never to have known the way of life that God approves of than to know it and turn their backs on the holy life God told them to live.

2 Peter 2:21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment that was passed on to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

21 What if they had not known the way of godliness? That would have been better than to have known it and then to have turned their backs on it. The way of godliness is the sacred command that was passed on to them.

2 Peter 2:21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 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 handed on to them.