Their condemnation has long … 20 And when a person has escaped from the wicked ways of the world by learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its slave again, he is worse off than he was before. Since Peter was martyred during the reign of Nero, his death must have occurred prior to a.d. 68; so it is very likely that he wrote 2 Peter between 65 and 68. 21 It would be better if he had never known about Christ at all than to learn of him and then afterwards turn his back on the holy commandments that were given to him. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 20 For if 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. But these very teachers who offer this “freedom” from law are themselves slaves to sin and destruction. Both apostles anchor the church on the Scriptures as the only defense against the coming storm. 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. 2 Peter 2:2. Peter warns of heresy among teachers as Paul warns of heresy among the laity. They do whatever they feel like; born only to be caught and killed, they laugh at the terrifying powers of the underworld which they know so little about;[b] and they will be destroyed along with all the demons and powers of hell.*. Greetings from Peter (1 Peter 1:1-2) 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,. 2 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. 3 These teachers in their greed will tell you anything to get hold of your money. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. 4 For if God did not spare # Jude 6 angels when they sinned, but # [Rev. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. For they live in evil pleasures day after day. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. After Jesus rose from the grave, He had a special conversation with Peter about how the apostle would die: “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” 2 Peter chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 1. 17 These men are as useless as dried-up springs of water, promising much and delivering nothing; they are as unstable as clouds driven by the storm winds. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. And many shall follow their pernicious ways, &c.— The absurd doctrines and wicked practices of professed Christians have done infinite harm, and often caused the enemies of religion to blaspheme.The Judaizers much infested the first Christians, and perverted many in the Churches of Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, and Crete. 2 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. 20:2, 3, 10] cast them into hell # 2:4 Greek Tartarus and committed them to chains # 2:4 Some manuscripts pits of gloomy darkness # Matt. 13 That is the pay these teachers will have for their sin. 2 Peter 2. 25:41 to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but # See 1 Pet. 2 Peter 2. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:3, NIV: "In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping." 2 Peter 1. Remember that though the false teaching we may have to face today might be different in its specific expression, all false teachers commonly deny biblical authority in some way and often promote aberrational eschatological and ethical views. 18 They proudly boast about their sins and conquests, and, using lust as their bait, they lure back into sin those who have just escaped from such wicked living. To those having obtained a faith equally precious with ours, through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: . 2 And many will follow after their sensuality, through whom the way of the truth will be maligned. 1:12-15), after he had written a prior letter to the same readers (probably 1 Peter). 3 And through covetousness they will exploit you with fabricated words, for whom the judgment of long ago is not idle, and … 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. Interlinear Bible © 2011 - 2018 by Biblos.com in cooperation with Helps Ministries Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible © 2012, Used by Permission Bible Hub And you will have some false teachers in your group. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. Living Bible: Large Print, TuTone Brown and Tan Imitation Leather, The One Year Chronological Bible TLB - eBook, Living Bible: Large Print, Green Padded Hardcover, Living Bible: Large-Print, Green Padded Hardcover (indexed). 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. They are doomed to the eternal pits of darkness. FALSE PROPHETS (2 Peter 2:1)2:1 There were times when false prophets arose among the people, even as amongst you too there will be false teachers, men who will insidiously introduce destructive heresies and deny the Lord who bought them; and by so doing they will bring swift destruction on themselves. 12 But false teachers are fools—no better than animals. They are doomed to the eternal pits of darkness. 2 Peter 2 1 John 1 2 Peter 3 21st Century King James Version (KJ21) 3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you, in both of which I stir up your purity of mind by way of remembrance, 2 that ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 2 Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. They will cleverly tell their lies about God, turning against even their Master who bought them; but theirs will be a swift and terrible end. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. 9 So also the Lord can rescue you and me from the temptations that surround us, and continue to punish the ungodly until the day of final judgment comes. 1 There used to be false prophets among God’s people, just as there are now. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Peter 2 is the second chapter of the Second Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author identifies himself as "Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle, but there are charges that it is a work of Peter's followers between 60-90 CE. And because of them Christ and his way will be scoffed at. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching that there is nothing wrong with sexual sin. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness # 1:1b Or to you in the righteousness. 6 Later, he turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into heaps of ashes and blotted them off the face of the earth, making them an example for all the ungodly in the future to look back upon and fear. NKJV 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. 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.. Partakers of the Divine Nature. 3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. But these very teachers who offer this “freedom” from law are themselves slaves to sin and destruction. For they live in evil pleasures day after day. False Teachers. They will even refuse to accept the Master, Jesus, who bought their freedom. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 2 Peter 2 1 John 1 2 Peter 3 Living Bible (TLB) 3 1-2 This is my second letter to you, dear brothers, and in both of them I have tried to remind you—if you will let me—about facts you already know: facts you learned from the holy prophets and from us apostles who brought you the words of our Lord and Savior. 1 Peter 2. 22 There is an old saying that “A dog comes back to what he has vomited, and a pig is washed only to come back and wallow in the mud again.” That is the way it is with those who turn again to their sin. They train themselves to be greedy; and are doomed and cursed. 12 But false teachers are fools—no better than animals. for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this they were also appointed. 2. 14 No woman can escape their sinful stare, and of adultery they never have enough. 9 He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. They will cleverly tell their lies about God, turning against even their Master who bought them; but theirs will be a swift and terrible end. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. Both Peter and Paul speak in a joyful manner of their approaching death (2 Peter 1:13, 14; 2 Timothy 4:6-8). 14 No woman can escape their sinful stare, and of adultery they never have enough. Living Bible (TLB). They will cleverly tell their lies about God, turning against even their Master who bought them; but theirs will be a swift and terrible end. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. But God condemned them long ago and their destruction is on the way. 4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell, chained in gloomy caves and darkness until the judgment day. 9 So also the Lord can rescue you and me from the temptations that surround us, and continue to punish the ungodly until the day of final judgment comes. Living Bible Update. At that time God completely destroyed the whole world of ungodly men with the vast flood. All rights reserved. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;). 1 So get rid of all evil behavior. 2 Peter 2 The Danger of False Teachers 1 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. They make a game of luring unstable women. 15 They have gone off the road and become lost like Balaam, the son of Beor, who fell in love with the money he could make by doing wrong; 16 but Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey spoke to him with a human voice, scolding and rebuking him. They train themselves to be greedy; and are doomed and cursed. 22 There is an old saying that “A dog comes back to what he has vomited, and a pig is washed only to come back and wallow in the mud again.” That is the way it is with those who turn again to their sin. 10 He is especially hard on those who follow their own evil, lustful thoughts, and those who are proud and willful, daring even to scoff at the Glorious Ones[a] without so much as trembling, 11 although the angels in heaven who stand in the very presence of the Lord, and are far greater in power and strength than these false teachers, never speak out disrespectfully against these evil Mighty Ones. 19 “You aren’t saved by being good,” they say, “so you might as well be bad. Cry out for this nourishment, 3 now … 2 Peter 3:9. 7-8 But at the same time the Lord rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a good man, sick of the terrible wickedness he saw everywhere around him day after day. (Read all of 2 Peter 2) Verse 1 [1] But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2. 2 Peter 1 1 Peter 5 2 Peter 2 2 Peter 1 Living Bible (TLB) 1 From: Simon Peter, a servant and missionary of Jesus Christ. The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. They make a game of luring unstable women. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent. 15 They have gone off the road and become lost like Balaam, the son of Beor, who fell in love with the money he could make by doing wrong; 16 but Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey spoke to him with a human voice, scolding and rebuking him. 2 Peter 2 Living Bible (TLB) 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. Verses 1-22. 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you also, who will stealthily introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master having bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. 21 It would be better if he had never known about Christ at all than to learn of him and then afterwards turn his back on the holy commandments that were given to him. 17 These men are as useless as dried-up springs of water, promising much and delivering nothing; they are as unstable as clouds driven by the storm winds. 4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell, chained in gloomy caves and darkness until the judgment day. 2 Peter 2:2. 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Destructive Heresies Devotional. 7-8 But at the same time the Lord rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a good man, sick of the terrible wickedness he saw everywhere around him day after day. 6 Later, he turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into heaps of ashes and blotted them off the face of the earth, making them an example for all the ungodly in the future to look back upon and fear. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. At that time God completely destroyed the whole world of ungodly men with the vast flood. Since Peter was martyred during the reign of Nero, his death must have occurred prior to a.d. 68; so it is very likely that he wrote 2 Peter between 65 and 68. Chapter 2. 10 He is especially hard on those who follow their own evil, lustful thoughts, and those who are proud and willful, daring even to scoff at the Glorious Ones[a] without so much as trembling, 11 although the angels in heaven who stand in the very presence of the Lord, and are far greater in power and strength than these false teachers, never speak out disrespectfully against these evil Mighty Ones. 20 And when a person has escaped from the wicked ways of the world by learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its slave again, he is worse off than he was before. 2 Peter 2 Living Bible (TLB) 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. Do what you like; be free.”. They are a disgrace and a stain among you, deceiving you by living in foul sin on the side while they join your love feasts as though they were honest men. Thus in 1 Peter Silas's Greek may be seen, while in 2 Peter it may be Peter's rough Greek that appears. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 1 This letter is from Simon # 1:1a Greek Simeon. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. Take some time today to read through 2 Peter and review the apostle’s teaching. Do what you like; be free.”. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 1:12-15), after he had written a prior letter to the same readers (probably 1 Peter). 18 They proudly boast about their sins and conquests, and, using lust as their bait, they lure back into sin those who have just escaped from such wicked living. 2 Peter 2. 5 And he did not spare any of the people who lived in ancient times before the flood except Noah, the one man who spoke up for God, and his family of seven. They are a disgrace and a stain among you, deceiving you by living in foul sin on the side while they join your love feasts as though they were honest men. Greetings from Peter. 19 “You aren’t saved by being good,” they say, “so you might as well be bad. They will cleverly tell their lies about God, turning against even their Master who bought them; but theirs will be a swift and terrible end. 5 And he did not spare any of the people who lived in ancient times before the flood except Noah, the one man who spoke up for God, and his family of seven. Watch our overview video on 2 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 2 Peter 2:1. About 2 Peter. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 2 Peter 2 Living Bible (TLB) 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. 2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter's life (cf. 3:20 preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought # ch. 13 That is the pay these teachers will have for their sin. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. 3 These teachers in their greed will tell you anything to get hold of your money. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching that there is nothing wrong with sexual sin. Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. 2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter's life (cf. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. They will secretly teach things that are wrong—teachings that will cause people to be lost. Some also maintain that the book reflects a situation that did not exist until after Peter's death, suggesting that the persecution referred to in 4:14-16 ; 5:8-9 is … 2 Peter 2 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) The Rise of False Prophets. 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. All rights reserved. And because of them Christ and his way will be scoffed at. And many shall follow their pernicious ways Their principles and their practices, which lead to destruction, The Complutensian edition, the Alexandrian copy, and six copies of Beza's, and others, read "their lasciviousnesses"; and so the Vulgate Latin version renders it, "their luxuries"; and all the Oriental versions seem to have read in like manner. But these very teachers who offer this “freedom” from law are themselves slaves to sin and destruction. Book of Second Peter Overview - Insight for Living Ministries 1 Simeon [] Peter, a servant [] and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:. NIV 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. False Teachers and Their Destruction. They do whatever they feel like; born only to be caught and killed, they laugh at the terrifying powers of the underworld which they know so little about;[b] and they will be destroyed along with all the demons and powers of hell.*. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Confirm Your Calling and Election. But these very teachers who offer this “freedom” from law are themselves slaves to sin and destruction. 2. 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