Through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies (en upokrisei pseudologwn). For upokrisi, see Galatians 2:13 . Pseudologo (pseudh, legw) Koin word from Aristophanes on. Here only in N.T. "A good classical word for liars on a large scale" (Parry). Branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron (kekausthriasmenwn thn idian suneidhsin). Accusative case suneidhsin retained with the perfect passive participle of kausthriazw, a rare verb only here and once in Strabo. Branded with the mark of Satan ( 2 Timothy 2:26 ) as Paul was with the marks of Christ ( Galatians 6:17 ). Agreeing in case with pseudologwn.