3:8 And just as Jannes and Jambres 1 opposed Moses, so these people – who have warped minds and are disqualified in the faith 2 – also oppose the truth. 3:9 But they will not go much further, 3 for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres. 4
1 sn Jannes and Jambres were the traditional names of two of Pharaoh’s magicians who opposed Moses at the time of the Exodus.
2 tn Grk “disapproved concerning the faith.”
3 tn Grk “for they will not progress any more.”
4 tn Grk “as theirs came to be,” referring to the foolishness of Jannes and Jambres. The referent of “theirs” (Jannes and Jambres) has been specified in the translation for clarity.