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2 Peter 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:1 - But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:2 - And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:3 - By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does[fn] not slumber.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:4 - For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:5 - and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:6 - and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:7 - and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:8 - (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:9 - then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:10 - and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:12 - But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:13 - and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:14 - having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:15 - They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:16 - but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:17 - These are wells without water, clouds[fn] carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:18 - For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped[fn] from those who live in error.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:19 - While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 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 again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,”[fn] and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
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M-Text reads will not.
NU-Text reads and mists.
NU-Text omits forever.
NU-Text reads are barely escaping.
Proverbs 26:11

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