2 Peter

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1 The apostle foretelleth the appearance of false teachers, the impiety of them and their followers, and the judgments that would overtake them. 7 The godly shall be delivered, as Lot was out of Sodom. 10 The wicked principles and manners of these seducers described. 20 The mischief of relapsing into sin.


BUT athere were false prophets also among the people, even as bthere shall be false teachers among you, who *privily shall bring in damnable cheresies, even ddenying the Lord ethat bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.


fAnd many shall follow their 1pernicious ways; by reason of whom gthe way of truth shall be evil spoken of.


And hthrough covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: iwhose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


For if jGod spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;


And kspared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;


And lturning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an *ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;


And mdelivered just Lot, n*vexed with the filthy o*conversation of the wicked:


(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, p*vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)


qThe Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to rreserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:


sBut chiefly them tthat walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise 2government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

t ch. 3.3.

uWhereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not *railing accusation 3against them before the Lord.


But these, vas natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish win their own corruption;


xAnd shall receive ythe reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure zto *riot in the day time. aSpots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;


bHaving eyes full of 4adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:


Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of cBalaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;


dBut was rebuked for his iniquity: ethe dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.


fThese are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom gthe mist of darkness is reserved for ever.


For hwhen they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were 5clean iescaped from them who live in error.


While they promise them jliberty, they themselves are kthe servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.


For lif after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.


mFor it had been better for them not to have known the nway of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.


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