2 Peter 2:17-22 DBY

17 These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, to whom the gloom of darkness is reserved [for ever].
18 For [while] speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with [the] lusts of [the] flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,
19 promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by a him is he also brought into slavery.

References for 2 Peter 2:19

    • } 2:19 - Or 'to him.'
      20 For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through [the] knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.
      21 For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known b [it] to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

      References for 2 Peter 2:21

        • ~ 2:21 - Epignosis, see Note i, ch. 1.3.
          22 But that [word] of the true proverb has happened to them: [The] dog [has] turned back to his own vomit; c and, [The] washed sow to [her] rolling in mud.

          References for 2 Peter 2:22

            •  2:22 - See Prov. 26.11.