KJV 2PET2 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek2PET1.htm 2PET3.htm
2:1 But [G1161] there were [G1096] false prophets [G5578] also [G2532] among [G1722] the people [G2992] , even [G2532] as [G5613] there shall be [G2071] false teachers [G5572] among [G1722] you [G5213] , who [G3748] privily shall bring in [G3919] damnable [G684] heresies [G139] , even [G2532] denying [G720] the Lord [G1203] that bought [G59] them [G846] , and bring [G1863] upon themselves [G1438] swift [G5031] destruction [G684] .
2:2 And [G2532] many [G4183] shall follow [G1811] their [G846] pernicious ways [G684] ; by reason of [G1223] whom [G3739] the way [G3598] of truth [G225] shall be evil spoken of [G987] .(pernicious ways: or, lascivious ways, as some copies read)
2:3 And [G2532] through [G1722] covetousness [G4124] shall they with feigned [G4112] words [G3056] make merchandise [G1710] of you [G5209] : whose [G3739] judgment [G2917] now of a long time [G1597] lingereth [G691] not [G3756] , and [G2532] their [G846] damnation [G684] slumbereth [G3573] not [G3756] .
2:4 For [G1063] if [G1487] God [G2316] spared [G5339] not [G3756] the angels [G32] that sinned [G264] , but [G235] cast [them] down to hell [G5020] , and delivered [G3860] [them] into chains [G4577] of darkness [G2217] , to be reserved [G5083] unto [G1519] judgment [G2920] ;
2:5 And [G2532] spared [G5339] not [G3756] the old [G744] world [G2889] , but [G235] saved [G5442] Noah [G3575] the eighth [G3590] [person], a preacher [G2783] of righteousness [G1343] , bringing in [G1863] the flood [G2627] upon the world [G2889] of the ungodly [G765] ;
2:6 And [G2532] turning [G5077] the cities [G4172] of Sodom [G4670] and [G2532] Gomorrha [G1116] into ashes [G5077] condemned [G2632] [them] with an overthrow [G2692] , making [G5087] [them] an ensample [G5262] unto those that after should [G3195] live ungodly [G764] ;
2:7 And [G2532] delivered [G4506] just [G1342] Lot [G3091] , vexed [G2669] with [G5259] the filthy [G766] conversation [G391] of [G1722] the wicked [G113] :
2:8 (For [G1063] that righteous man [G1342] dwelling [G1460] among [G1722] them [G846] , in seeing [G990] and [G2532] hearing [G189] , vexed [G928] [his] righteous [G1342] soul [G5590] from day [G2250] to [G1537] day [G2250] with [their] unlawful [G459] deeds [G2041] ;)
2:9 The Lord [G2962] knoweth [G1492] how to deliver [G4506] the godly [G2152] out of [G1537] temptations [G3986] , and [G1161] to reserve [G5083] the unjust [G94] unto [G1519] the day [G2250] of judgment [G2920] to be punished [G2849] :
2:10 But [G1161] chiefly [G3122] them that walk [G4198] after [G3694] the flesh [G4561] in [G1722] the lust [G1939] of uncleanness [G3394] , and [G2532] despise [G2706] government [G2963] . Presumptuous [G5113] [are they], selfwilled [G829] , they are not [G3756] afraid [G5141] to speak evil [G987] of dignities [G1391] .(government: or, dominion)
2:11 Whereas [G3699] angels [G32] , which are [G5607] greater in [G3187] power [G2479] and [G2532] might [G1411] , bring [G5342] not [G3756] railing [G989] accusation [G2920] against [G2596] them [G846] before [G3844] the Lord [G2962] .(them: some read, themselves)
2:12 But [G1161] these [G3778] , as [G5613] natural [G5446] brute [G249] beasts [G2226] , made [G1080] to [G1519] be taken [G259] and [G2532] destroyed [G5356] , speak evil [G987] of [G1722] the things that [G3739] they understand not [G50] ; and shall utterly perish [G2704] in [G1722] their own [G846] corruption [G5356] ;
2:13 And shall receive [G2865] the reward [G3408] of unrighteousness [G93] , [as] they that count [G2233] it pleasure [G2237] to riot [G5172] in [G1722] the day time [G2250] . Spots [G4696] [they are] and [G2532] blemishes [G3470] , sporting themselves [G1792] with [G1722] their own [G846] deceivings [G539] while they feast [G4910] with you [G5213] ;
2:14 Having [G2192] eyes [G3788] full [G3324] of adultery [G3428] , and [G2532] that cannot cease from [G180] sin [G266] ; beguiling [G1185] unstable [G793] souls [G5590] : an heart [G2588] they have [G2192] exercised [G1128] with covetous practices [G4124] ; cursed [G2671] children [G5043] :(adultery: Gr. an adulteress)
2:15 Which have forsaken [G2641] the right [G2117] way [G3598] , and are gone astray [G4105] , following [G1811] the way [G3598] of Balaam [G903] [the son] of Bosor [G1007] , who [G3739] loved [G25] the wages [G3408] of unrighteousness [G93] ;
2:16 But [G1161] was [G2192] rebuked [G1649] for his [G2398] iniquity [G3892] : the dumb [G880] ass [G5268] speaking [G5350] with [G1722] man's [G444] voice [G5456] forbad [G2967] the madness [G3913] of the prophet [G4396] .
2:17 These [G3778] are [G1526] wells [G4077] without water [G504] , clouds [G3507] that are carried [G1643] with [G5259] a tempest [G2978] ; to whom [G3739] the mist [G2217] of darkness [G4655] is reserved [G5083] for [G1519] ever [G165] .
2:18 For [G1063] when they speak [G5350] great swelling [G5246] [words] of vanity [G3153] , they allure [G1185] through [G1722] the lusts [G1939] of the flesh [G4561] , [through much] wantonness [G766] , those that were clean [G3689] escaped [G668] from them who live [G390] in [G1722] error [G4106] .(clean: or, for a little, or, a while, as some read)
2:19 While they promise [G1861] them [G846] liberty [G1657] , they themselves [G846] are [G5225] the servants [G1401] of corruption [G5356] : for [G1063] of whom [G3739] a man [G5100] is overcome [G2274] , [G2532] of the same [G5129] is he brought in bondage [G1402] .
2:20 For [G1063] if [G1487] after they have escaped [G668] the pollutions [G3393] of the world [G2889] through [G1722] the knowledge [G1922] of the Lord [G2962] and [G2532] Saviour [G4990] Jesus [G2424] Christ [G5547] , they are [G1707] again [G3825] entangled [G1707] therein [G5125] , and [G1161] overcome [G1096] [G2274] , the latter end [G2078] is worse [G5501] with them [G846] than the beginning [G4413] .
2:21 For [G1063] it had been [G2258] better [G2909] for them [G846] not [G3361] to have known [G1921] the way [G3598] of righteousness [G1343] , than [G2228] , after they have known [G1921] [it], to turn [G1994] from [G1537] the holy [G40] commandment [G1785] delivered [G3860] unto them [G846] .
2:22 But [G1161] it is happened [G4819] unto them [G846] according to [G3588] the true [G227] proverb [G3942] , The dog [G2965] [is] turned [G1994] to [G1909] his own [G2398] vomit [G1829] again [G1994] ; and [G2532] the sow [G5300] that was washed [G3068] to [G1519] her wallowing [G2946] in the mire [G1004] .