2 Peter 2:22
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.

Young's Literal Translation
and happened to them hath that of the true similitude; ‘A dog did turn back upon his own vomit,’ and, ‘A sow having bathed herself—to rolling in mire.’

King James Bible
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Of them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

παροιμίας (paroimias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3942: A cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse.

συμβέβηκεν (symbebēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4819: To happen, occur, meet. From sun and the base of basis; to walk together, i.e. Concur.

ἀληθοῦς (alēthous)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.

“A dog
Κύων (Kyōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2965: A dog, universally despised in the East. A primary word; a dog.

ἐπιστρέψας (epistrepsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

ἐπὶ (epi)
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

ἐξέραμα (exerama)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1829: Vomit. From a comparative of ek and a presumed erao; vomit, i.e. Food disgorged.

καί (kai)
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

“A sow
Ὗς (Hys)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5300: A hog, boar, or sow. Apparently a primary word; a hog.

that is washed
λουσαμένη (lousamenē)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3068: A primary verb; to bathe.

[goes back] to [her]
εἰς (eis)
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

κυλισμὸν (kylismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2946: A place of wallowing. From kulioo; a wallow, i.e. Filth.

in [the] mud.”
βορβόρου (borborou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 1004: Mud, mire, filth. Of uncertain derivation; mud.


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