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Chapter 2

1.1
being moved by the Holy Spirit.
1.2
But false prophets also arose among the people,
1.3
as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
2.1
Many will follow their immoral ways,
2.2
and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
3.1
In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words:
3.2
whose sentence now from of old doesn’t linger,
3.3
and their destruction will not slumber.
4.1
For if God didn’t spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and committed them to pits of darkness to be reserved for judgment;
5.1
and didn’t spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;
6.1
and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live in an ungodly way;
7.1
and delivered righteous Lot , who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked
8.1
(for that righteous man dwelling among them was tormented in his righteous soul from day to day with seeing and hearing lawless deeds):
9.1
the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation
9.2
and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
10.1
but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;

Chapter 3

1.1
This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you that you should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets and the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior: knowing this first,
4.1
that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming?
4.2
For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
5.1
For this they willfully forget that there were heavens from of old, and an earth formed out of water and amid water by the word of God,
6.1
by which means the world that existed then, being overflowed with water, perished.
7.1
But the heavens that exist now and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8.1
But don’t forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9.1
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness;
9.2
but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10.1
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Chapter 2

1

But false prophets also arose among the people, as false teachers will also be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.

But[G1161] false[G5578] prophets[G5578] also[G2532] arose[G1096] among[G1722] the[G1722] people,[G2992] as[G5613] false[G5578] teachers[G5572] will[G1510] also[G2532] be[G1096] among[G1722] you,[G5210] who[G3588] will[G1510] secretly[G3919] bring[G1863] in[G1722] destructive[G684] heresies,[G139] denying[G720] even[G2532] the[G1722] Master[G1203] who[G3588] bought[G59] them,[G3588] bringing[G1863] on[G1722] themselves[G1438] swift[G5031] destruction.[G684]
2

Many will follow their immoral[1] ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.

Many[G4183] will[G2532] follow[G1811] their[G2532] immoral[G4205] ways,[G3598] and[G2532] as[G2532] a[G2532] result,[G1537] the[G2532] way[G3598] of[G1223] the[G2532] truth[G225] will[G2532] be[G2532] maligned.[G987]
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In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn’t linger, and their destruction will not slumber.

In[G1722] covetousness[G4124] they[G2532] will[G2532] exploit[G1710] you[G5210] with[G1722] deceptive[G3056] words:[G3056] whose[G3739] sentence[G2917] now[G2532] from[G2532] of[G3056] old[G2532] doesn’t[G3756] linger,[G691] and[G2532] their[G2532] destruction[G684] will[G2532] not[G3756] slumber.[G2659]
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For if God didn’t spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus,[1] and committed them to pits of darkness to be reserved for judgment;

For[G1063] if[G1487] God[G2316] didn’t[G3756] spare[G5339] angels[G32] when[G3756] they[G3588] sinned,[G264] but[G1487] cast[G3756] them[G3588] down[G3860] to Tartarus,[G1519] and[G2316] committed[G3860] them[G3588] to[G1519] pits[G4618] of[G2316] darkness[G2217] to[G1519] be[G3756] reserved[G5083] for[G1063] judgment;[G2920]
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and didn’t spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;

and[G2532] didn’t[G3756] spare[G5339] the[G2532] ancient[G744] world,[G2889] but[G2532] preserved[G5442] Noah[G3575] with[G2532] seven[G3590] others,[G3590] a[G2532] preacher[G2783] of[G2532] righteousness,[G1343] when[G2532] he[G2532] brought[G1863] a[G2532] flood[G2627] on[G3756] the[G2532] world[G2889] of[G2532] the[G2532] ungodly,[G765]
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and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live in an ungodly way;

and[G2532] turning[G5077] the[G2532] cities[G4172] of[G2532] Sodom[G4670] and[G2532] Gomorrah[G1116] into[G4172] ashes,[G5077] condemned[G2632] them[G2532] to[G2532] destruction,[G2692] having[G2532] made[G5087] them[G2532] an[G2532] example[G5262] to[G2532] those[G2532] who[G2532] would[G3195] live[G2532] in[G2532] an[G2532] ungodly[G765] way,[G3598]
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and delivered righteous Lot, who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked

and[G2532] delivered[G4506] righteous[G1342] Lot,[G3091] who[G3588] was[G3588] very[G2532] distressed[G85] by[G1722] the[G1722] lustful[G1939] life[G2222] of[G5259] the[G1722] wicked[G3588]
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(for that righteous man dwelling among them was tormented in his righteous soul from day to day with seeing and hearing lawless deeds):

for[G1063] that[G3588] righteous[G1342] man[G1342] dwelling[G1460] among[G1722] them[G3588] was[G3588] tormented[G928] in[G1722] his[G1722] righteous[G1342] soul[G5590] from[G1537] day[G2250] to[G2532] day[G2250] with[G1722] seeing[G3708] and[G2532] hearing[G191] lawless[G458] deeds),[G2041]
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the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

then[G1161] the[G1519] Lord[G2962] knows[G1492] how[G1492] to[G1519] deliver[G4506] the[G1519] godly[G2152] out[G1537] of[G1537] temptation[G3986] and[G1161] to[G1519] keep[G5083] the[G1519] unrighteous[G94] under[G1537] punishment[G2849] for[G1519] the[G1519] day[G2250] of[G1537] judgment,[G2920]
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but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;

but[G1161] chiefly[G3122] those[G3588] who[G3588] walk[G4198] after[G3694] the[G1722] flesh[G4561] in[G1722] the[G1722] lust[G1939] of[G2532] defilement[G3436] and[G2532] despise[G2706] authority.[G2963] Daring,[G5113] self-willed,[G829] they[G2532] are[G3588] not[G3756] afraid[G5141] to[G2532] speak[G1161] evil[G2532] of[G2532] dignitaries,[G1391]
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whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don’t bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
whereas[G3699] angels,[G32] though[G2532] greater[G3173] in[G2596] might[G2479] and[G2532] power,[G1411] don’t[G3756] bring[G5342] a[G2532] slanderous[G1228] judgment[G2920] against[G2596] them[G5342] before[G3844] the[G2532] Lord.[G2962]
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But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,
But[G1161] these,[G3778] as[G5613] unreasoning[G249] creatures,[G2226] born[G1080] natural[G5446] animals[G2226] to[G1519] be[G2532] taken[G2983] and[G2532] destroyed,[G5356] speaking[G2980] evil[G2532] in[G1722] matters[G982] about[G5613] which[G3739] they[G2532] are[G3588] ignorant,[G50] will[G2532] in[G1722] their[G2532] destroying[G2507] surely[G3385] be[G2532] destroyed,[G5356]
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receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and defects, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you;
receiving[G2865] the[G1722] wages[G3408] of[G2250] unrighteousness;[G93] people[G3588] who[G3588] count[G2233] it[G2532] pleasure[G2237] to[G2532] revel[G5172] in[G1722] the[G1722] daytime,[G2250] spots[G4696] and[G2532] defects,[G3470] reveling[G1792] in[G1722] their[G2532] deceit[G1388] while[G1722] they[G2532] feast[G4910] with[G1722] you;[G5210]
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having eyes full of adultery, and who can’t cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;
having[G2192] eyes[G3788] full[G3324] of[G2532] adultery,[G3428] and[G2532] who[G2532] can’t[G3756] cease[G3973] from[G2532] sin,[G266] enticing[G1185] unsettled souls,[G5590] having[G2192] a[G2192] heart[G2588] trained[G1128] in[G2532] greed,[G4124] accursed[G2671] children![G5043]
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forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrongdoing;
Forsaking[G2641] the[G3588] right[G2117] way,[G3598] they[G3588] went[G3588] astray,[G4105] having[G2192] followed[G1811] the[G3588] way[G3598] of[G3598] Balaam[G903] the[G3588] son[G5207] of[G3598] Beor,[G961] who[G3739] loved[G25] the[G3588] wages[G3408] of[G3598] wrongdoing;[G4468]
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but he was rebuked for his own disobedience. A mute donkey spoke with a man’s voice and stopped the madness of the prophet.
but[G1161] he[G1161] was[G3588] rebuked[G1649] for[G1161] his[G1722] own[G2398] disobedience.[G543] A[G2192] speechless[G5392] donkey[G5268] spoke[G2980] with[G1722] a[G2192] man’s[G444] voice[G5456] and[G1161] stopped[G2476] the[G1722] madness[G3913] of[G1722] the[G1722] prophet.[G4396]
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These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
These[G3778] are[G1510] wells[G4077] without[G2532] water,[G5204] clouds[G3507] driven[G1643] by[G5259] a[G2532] storm,[G2978] for[G2532] whom[G3739] the[G2532] blackness[G2217] of[G5259] darkness[G4655] has[G3739] been[G1510] reserved[G5083] forever.[G165]
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For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;
For,[G1063] uttering[G5350] great[G5350] swelling[G5246] words[G3641] of[G1722] emptiness,[G3153] they[G3588] entice[G1185] in[G1722] the[G1722] lusts[G1939] of[G1722] the[G1722] flesh,[G4561] by[G1722] licentiousness,[G766] those[G3588] who[G3588] are[G3588] indeed[G1063] escaping from[G3588] those[G3588] who[G3588] live[G2198] in[G1722] error;[G4106]
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promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.
promising[G1861] them[G3588] liberty,[G1657] while[G2532] they[G2532] themselves[G3778] are[G3588] bondservants of[G2532] corruption;[G5356] for[G1063] a[G2532] man[G5100] is[G3588] brought[G2532] into[G1401] bondage[G1402] by[G2532] whoever[G3739] overcomes[G3528] him.[G3588]
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For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
For[G1063] if,[G1487] after[G1161] they[G2532] have[G2532] escaped[G5343] the[G1722] defilement[G3436] of[G2532] the[G1722] world[G2889] through[G1722] the[G1722] knowledge[G1922] of[G2532] the[G1722] Lord[G2962] and[G2532] Savior[G4990] Jesus[G2424] Christ,[G5547] they[G2532] are[G3588] again[G3825] entangled[G1707] in[G1722] it[G2532] and[G2532] overcome,[G2274] the[G1722] last[G2078] state[G5014] has[G2962] become[G1096] worse[G5501] for[G1063] them[G3588] than[G2532] the[G1722] first.[G4413]
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For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
For[G1063] it[G1063] would[G1510] be[G1510] better[G2909] for[G1063] them[G3588] not[G3361] to[G3361] have[G1510] known[G1921] the[G1537] way[G3598] of[G1537] righteousness,[G1343] than[G2228] after[G1063] knowing[G1921] it,[G1063] to[G3361] turn[G3860] back[G5290] from[G1537] the[G1537] holy[G40] commandment[G1785] delivered[G3860] to[G3361] them.[G3588]
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But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, “The dog turns to his own vomit again,”[1] and “the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire.”
But[G2532] it[G2532] has[G2532] happened[G4819] to[G1519] them[G3588] according[G2532] to[G1519] the[G2532] true[G3588] proverb,[G3942] “The[G2532] dog[G2965] turns[G1994] to[G1519] his[G1519] own[G2398] vomit[G1829] again,”[G1994] and[G2532] “the[G2532] sow[G5300] that[G3588] has[G2532] washed[G3068] to[G1519] wallowing[G2946] in[G1519] the[G2532] mire.”[G1004]

Chapter 3

1
This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you
2
that you should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets and the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior:
3
knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts
4
and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
5
For this they willfully forget that there were heavens from of old, and an earth formed out of water and amid water by the word of God,
6
by which means the world that existed then, being overflowed with water, perished.
7

But the heavens that exist now and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

8

But don’t forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

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