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2nd Peter Chapter 2
2nd Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who covertly will bring in alongside fatal factions, even rejecting the Master that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2nd Peter 2:2 And many will carry out their destruction; by reason of whom the way of reality will be spoken against.
2nd Peter 2:3 And through covetousness will they with superficial words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time will not delay, and their destruction is not dozing off.
2nd Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the messengers that sinned, but hurled them down to Tartarus, and delivered them into depths of gloom, to be guarded for judgment;
2nd Peter 2:5 and spared not the ancient world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2nd Peter 2:6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that live ungodly, the things about to come;
2nd Peter 2:7 and delivered righteous Lot, worn downwith the filthy conduct of the wicked:
2nd Peter 2:8 (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, harassed his righteous soul daily with their lawless deeds).
2nd Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of trial, and to reserve the unrighteous for judgment day to be punished:
2nd Peter 2:10 but especially them that walk after the flesh in polluted desires, and hold in contempt lordship. These are presumptuous, self-willed, they are not afraid to be blaspheming honored ones.
2nd Peter 2:11 Even angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not a blaspheming judgment down upon them before the Lord.
2nd Peter 2:12 But these, as physical unreasonable animals, born to be captured and slaughtered, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and will utterly be corrupted in their own corruption;
2nd Peter 2:13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as they lead the way in the day time in self- indulgence. They are spots and blemishes, indulging themselves in luxury with their own delusion while they feast with you;
2nd Peter 2:14 fully possessed with eyes of an adulteress, and unable to stop from sin; baiting unstable souls: a heart that has been trained in covetousness; cursed children:
2nd Peter 2:15 which have forsaken the straight way, and have wandered away, following the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2nd Peter 2:16 on the other hand he was rebuked for his unrighteousness: the dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
2nd Peter 2:17 These are waterless wells, clouds that are driven by the strong winds; for whom the murkiness of darkness has been reserved into the new covenant age.
2nd Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much sexual lawlessness, but those that were genuine escaped from those behaving in delusion.
2nd Peter 2:19 While they promise them freedom, they themselves are the slaves of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into slavery.
2nd Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are entangled again in it, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2nd Peter 2:21 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 commandment delivered to them.
2nd Peter 2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, the dog returns to his own vomit; and the pig that was washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.