25:41 to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but # See 1 Pet. 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. Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. 19 “You aren’t saved by being good,” they say, “so you might as well be bad. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. 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. They make a game of luring unstable women. 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.. Partakers of the Divine Nature. For a man is a slave to whatever controls him. 3 These teachers in their greed will tell you anything to get hold of your money. 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 2:1. Verses 1-22. But God condemned them long ago and their destruction is on the way. 2 But there were false prophets, too, in those days, just as there will be false teachers among you. 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. All rights reserved. At that time God completely destroyed the whole world of ungodly men with the vast flood. The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. For they live in evil pleasures day after day. 2 Peter 2 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) The Rise of False Prophets. Confirm Your Calling and Election. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 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. 13 That is the pay these teachers will have for their sin. 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. 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. 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. 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: 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). 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. They train themselves to be greedy; and are doomed and cursed. 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." 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. 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