2 Peter 2:1-10a

2 Peter 2:1-10a


But false prophets also appeared 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.2 Many will follow their indecent behavior, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.


4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, held for judgment;5 and did not spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example of what is coming for the ungodly; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the perverted conduct of unscrupulous people 8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt hisrighteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from a trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt passion, and despise authority.