Traitors
2 Peter 2:10-22
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and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and wilful, they are not afraid to revile the glorious ones,
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whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a reviling judgment upon them before the Lord.
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But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them,
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suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you.
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They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!
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Forsaking the right way they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Be'or, who loved gain from wrongdoing,
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but was rebuked for his own transgression; a dumb ass spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.
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These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm; for them the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved.
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For, uttering loud boasts of folly, they entice with licentious passions of the flesh men who have barely escaped from those who live in error.
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They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved.
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For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overpowered, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
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For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
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It has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and the sow is washed only to wallow in the mire.
Jude 1:8
Yet in like manner these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones.
Jude 1:9
But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, disputed about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you."
high-minded
Romans 11:20
That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.
1 Timothy 6:17
As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches but on God who richly furnishes us with everything to enjoy.
lovers of God
Romans 16:18
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded.
Philippians 3:18
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Philippians 3:19
Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
1 Timothy 5:6
whereas she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives.
2 Peter 2:13
suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you.
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking the right way they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Be'or, who loved gain from wrongdoing,
Jude 1:4
For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:19
It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.