1 G1161 But G1096 there were [G5633] G5578 false prophets G2532 also G1722 among G2992 the people G2532 , even G5613 as G2071 there shall be [G5704] G5572 false teachers G1722 among G5213 you G3748 , who G3919 privily shall bring in [G5692] G684 damnable G139 heresies G2532 , even G720 denying [G5740] G1203 the Lord G59 that bought [G5660] G846 them G1863 , and bring [G5723] G1438 upon themselves G5031 swift G684 destruction.
2 G2532 And G4183 many G1811 shall follow [G5692] G846 their G684 pernicious ways G1223 ; by reason of G3739 whom G3598 the way G225 of truth G987 shall be evil spoken of [G5701] .
3 G2532 And G1722 through G4124 covetousness G4112 shall they with feigned G3056 words G1710 make merchandise [G5695] G5209 of you G3739 : whose G2917 judgment G1597 now of a long time G691 lingereth [G5719] G3756 not G2532 , and G846 their G684 damnation G3573 slumbereth [G5719] G3756 not.
4 G1063 For G1487 if G2316 God G5339 spared [G5662] G3756 not G32 the angels G264 that sinned [G5660] G235 , but G5020 cast them down to hell [G5660] G3860 , and delivered [G5656] G4577 them into chains G2217 of darkness G5083 , to be reserved [G5772] G1519 unto G2920 judgment;
5 G2532 And G5339 spared [G5662] G3756 not G744 the old G2889 world G235 , but G5442 saved [G5656] G3575 Noah G3590 the eighth G2783 person, a preacher G1343 of righteousness G1863 , bringing in [G5660] G2627 the flood G2889 upon the world G765 of the ungodly;
6 G2532 And G5077 turning G4172 the cities G4670 of Sodom G2532 and G1116 Gomorrha G5077 into ashes [G5660] G2632 condemned [G5656] G2692 them with an overthrow G5087 , making [G5761] G5262 them an ensample G3195 unto those that after should [G5723] G764 live ungodly [G5721] ;
7 G2532 And G4506 delivered [G5673] G1342 just G3091 Lot G2669 , vexed [G5746] G5259 with G766 the filthy G391 conversation G1722 of G113 the wicked:
8 G1063 (For G1342 that righteous man G1460 dwelling [G5723] G1722 among G846 them G990 , in seeing G2532 and G189 hearing G928 , vexed [G5707] G1342 his righteous G5590 soul G2250 from day G1537 to G2250 day G459 with their unlawful G2041 deeds;)
9 G2962 The Lord G1492 knoweth [G5758] G4506 how to deliver [G5738] G2152 the godly G1537 out of G3986 temptations G1161 , and G5083 to reserve [G5721] G94 the unjust G1519 unto G2250 the day G2920 of judgment G2849 to be punished [G5746] :
10 G1161 But G3122 chiefly G4198 them that walk [G5740] G3694 after G4561 the flesh G1722 in G1939 the lust G3394 of uncleanness G2532 , and G2706 despise [G5723] G2963 government G5113 . Presumptuous G829 are they, selfwilled G3756 , they are not G5141 afraid [G5719] G987 to speak evil [G5723] G1391 of dignities.
11 G3699 Whereas G32 angels G5607 , which are [G5752] G3187 greater in G2479 power G2532 and G1411 might G5342 , bring [G5719] G3756 not G989 railing G2920 accusation G2596 against G846 them G3844 before G2962 the Lord.
12 G1161 But G3778 these G5613 , as G5446 natural G249 brute G2226 beasts G1080 , made [G5772] G1519 to G259 be taken G2532 and G5356 destroyed G987 , speak evil [G5723] G1722 of G3739 the things that G50 they understand not [G5719] G2704 ; and shall utterly perish [G5691] G1722 in G846 their own G5356 corruption;
13 G2865 And shall receive [G5697] G3408 the reward G93 of unrighteousness G2233 , as they that count [G5740] G2237 it pleasure G5172 to riot G1722 in G2250 the day time G4696 . Spots G2532 they are and G3470 blemishes G1792 , sporting themselves [G5723] G1722 with G846 their own G539 deceivings G4910 while they feast [G5740] G5213 with you;
14 G2192 Having [G5723] G3788 eyes G3324 full G3428 of adultery G2532 , and G180 that cannot cease from G266 sin G1185 ; beguiling [G5723] G793 unstable G5590 souls G2588 : an heart G2192 they have [G5723] G1128 exercised [G5772] G4124 with covetous practices G2671 ; cursed G5043 children:
15 G2641 Which have forsaken [G5631] G2117 the right G3598 way G4105 , and are gone astray [G5681] G1811 , following [G5660] G3598 the way G903 of Balaam G1007 the son of Bosor G3739 , who G25 loved [G5656] G3408 the wages G93 of unrighteousness;
16 G1161 But G2192 was [G5627] G1649 rebuked G2398 for his G3892 iniquity G880 : the dumb G5268 ass G5350 speaking [G5674] G1722 with G444 man's G5456 voice G2967 forbad [G5656] G3913 the madness G4396 of the prophet.
17 G3778 These G1526 are [G5748] G4077 wells G504 without water G3507 , clouds G1643 that are carried [G5746] G5259 with G2978 a tempest G3739 ; to whom G2217 the mist G4655 of darkness G5083 is reserved [G5769] G1519 for G165 ever.
18 G1063 For G5350 when they speak [G5726] G5246 great swelling G3153 words of vanity G1185 , they allure [G5719] G1722 through G1939 the lusts G4561 of the flesh G766 , through much wantonness G3689 , those that were clean G668 escaped [G5631] G390 from them who live [G5746] G1722 in G4106 error.
19 G1861 While they promise [G5740] G846 them G1657 liberty G846 , they themselves G5225 are [G5723] G1401 the servants G5356 of corruption G1063 : for G3739 of whom G5100 a man G2274 is overcome [G5766] G2532 , G5129 of the same G1402 is he brought in bondage [G5769] .
20 G1063 For G1487 if G668 after they have escaped [G5631] G3393 the pollutions G2889 of the world G1722 through G1922 the knowledge G2962 of the Lord G2532 and G4990 Saviour G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ G1707 , they are G3825 again G1707 entangled [G5651] G5125 therein G1161 , and G1096 overcome [G5754] G2274 [G5736] G2078 , the latter end G5501 is worse G846 with them G4413 than the beginning.
21 G1063 For G2258 it had been [G5713] G2909 better G846 for them G3361 not G1921 to have known [G5760] G3598 the way G1343 of righteousness G2228 , than G1921 , after they have known [G5631] G1994 it, to turn [G5658] G1537 from G40 the holy G1785 commandment G3860 delivered [G5685] G846 unto them.