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2 Peter 2:21-22

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 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy command delivered to them. [Peter speaks of those who have "known the way of righteousness:" that is they had advanced far enough to be guided by the Lord in everything to do and each and every word to speak; however, they failed to follow the Lord's orders, (they turned from the holy command given to them), and went back into the pleasures and lusts of the world, which overcame them. They failed to endure, and it would be better for them if they had never begun the journey to God.]

 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog returns to his own vomit again;" and the sow that was washed returns to her wallowing in the mire.

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