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2 Peter 2 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:1 - But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:2 - Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:3 - and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:4 - For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:5 - and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a [fn]preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:6 - and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:7 - and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:8 - (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:9 - then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from [fn]temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:10 - and especially those who [fn]indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic [fn]majesties,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:11 - whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:12 - But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in [fn]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:13 - suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their [fn]deceptions, as they carouse with you,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:14 - having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:15 - forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:16 - but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:17 - These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the [fn]black darkness has been reserved.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:18 - For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:19 - promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:20 - For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:21 - For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - [fn]It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”
NASB Footnotes
Or, herald
Literally: trial; or temptation
Literally: go after
Literally: glories
Literally: their destruction also
One early ms reads love feasts
Literally: blackness of darkness
Literally: The thing of the true proverb has happened to them

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