1 But false prophets also came to be among the people, as also among you all there will be false teachers, who will introduce factions of destruction, even denying the Master having purchased them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many will follow their licentiousness, on account of whom the way of the truth will be blasphemed.
3 And in greediness they will merchandise you all with false words, for whom the judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not slumber.
4 For since God did not spare angels having sinned, but having cast them into Tartarus with chains of darkness, He delivered them over into judgment, being reserved,
5 and He did not spare the ancient world, but He guarded the eighth, Noah, a preacher of righteousness, having brought a deluge to a world of ungodly,
6 and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, having reduced to ruin, He condemned, placed as an example for those who are going to be ungodly,
7 and He rescued righteous Lot, being oppressed by the conduct in licentiousness of the lawless ones,
8 for by seeing and hearing, the righteous one dwelling among them day out from day, was tormenting his righteous soul by their lawless works,
9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly out from temptation but to reserve the unrighteous into a day of judgment, being punished,
10 but especially the ones going after the flesh in lust of corruption, and despising lordship, bold, self-willed, they do not tremble while blaspheming glories,
11 whereas angels, being greater as to force and power, do not bring against them a blasphemous judgment with the Lord.
12 But these, as unreasonable living creatures generated naturally into capture and corruption, in which blaspheming, they are ignorant in their corruption and will be corrupted,
13 being harmed with the reward of unrighteousness, considering it a pleasure to revel in the day, spots and blemishes reveling in their deceptions, feasting together with you all,
14 having eyes full of adultery and unceasing of sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart exercised of covetousness, children of a curse,
15 having left a straight way, they were misled, having followed the way of the Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.
16 But he had rebuked of his own transgression, a mute donkey, having uttered in a voice of a man, hindered the insanity of the prophet.
17 These are waterless springs and mists being driven by a gale, for whom the blackness of the darkness has been reserved.
18 For arrogant sounds uttering of vanity, they entice in lusts of the flesh to licentiousness, the ones barely escaping the ones dwelling in error.
19 Promising freedom to them, themselves being bondservants of the corruption, for by what a certain one has been defeated, to this he has been enslaved.
20 For if having escaped the defilements of the world in full knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and having been entangled again by these things, then they are defeated, the last things have come to be worse for them than the first.
21 For it was better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than having had full knowledge, to return out from the holy commandment having been delivered to them.
22 It happened to them, the one of the true proverb, a dog having returned upon its own vomit, and a pig having washed into wallowing of mire.
1 Ἐγένοντο (came to be) δὲ (but) καὶ (also) ψευδοπροφῆται (false prophets) ἐν (among) τῷ (the) λαῷ (people) ὡς (as) καὶ (also) ἐν (among) ὑμῖν (you all) ἔσονται (there will be) ψευδοδιδάσκαλοι (false teachers) οἵτινες (who) παρεισάξουσιν (will introduce) αἱρέσεις (factions) ἀπωλείας (of destruction) καὶ (even) τὸν (the) ἀγοράσαντα (having purchased) αὐτοὺς (them) δεσπότην (Master) ἀρνούμενοι (denying) ἐπάγοντες (bringing upon) ἑαυτοῖς (themselves) ταχινὴν (swift) ἀπώλειαν (destruction)
2 καὶ (and) πολλοὶ (many) ἐξακολουθήσουσιν (will follow) αὐτῶν (their) ταῖς (the) ἀσελγείαις (licentiousness) δι᾽ (on account of) οὓς (whom) ἡ (the) ὁδὸς (way) τῆς (of the) ἀληθείας (truth) βλασφημηθήσεται (will be blasphemed)
3 καὶ (and) ἐν (in) πλεονεξίᾳ (greediness) πλαστοῖς (with false) λόγοις (words) ὑμᾶς (you all) ἐμπορεύσονται (they will merchandise) οἷς (for whom) τὸ (the) κρίμα (judgment) ἔκπαλαι (from long ago) οὐκ (not) ἀργεῖ (is idle) καὶ (and) ἡ (the) ἀπώλεια (destruction) αὐτῶν (their) οὐ (not) νυστάζει (is slumber)
4 Εἰ (since) γὰρ (for) ὁ (the) θεὸς (God) ἀγγέλων (angels) ἁμαρτησάντων (having sinned) οὐκ (not) ἐφείσατο (did spare) ἀλλὰ (but) σειραῖς (with chains) ζόφου (of darkness) ταρταρώσας (having cast them into Tartarus) παρέδωκεν (He delivered them over) εἰς (into) κρίσιν (judgment) τηρουμένους (being reserved)
5 καὶ (and) ἀρχαίου (the ancient) κόσμου (world) οὐκ (not) ἐφείσατο (He did spare) ἀλλ᾽ (but) ὄγδοον (the eighth) Νῶε (Noah) δικαιοσύνης (of righteousness) κήρυκα (a preacher) ἐφύλαξεν (He guarded) κατακλυσμὸν (a deluge) κόσμῳ (to a world) ἀσεβῶν (of ungodly) ἐπάξας (having brought)
6 καὶ (and) πόλεις (the cities) Σοδόμων (of Sodom) καὶ (and) Γομόρρας (Gomorrah) τεφρώσας (having reduced) καταστροφῇ (to ruin) κατέκρινεν (He condemned) ὑπόδειγμα (as an example for those who are) μελλόντων (going) ἀσεβεῖν (to be ungodly) τεθεικὼς (placed)
7 καὶ (and) δίκαιον (righteous) Λὼτ (Lot) καταπονούμενον (being oppressed) ὑπὸ (by) τῆς (the) τῶν (of the ones) ἀθέσμων (lawless) ἐν (in) ἀσελγείᾳ (licentiousness) ἀναστροφῆς (conduct) ἐρρύσατο (He rescued)
8 βλέμματι (by seeing) γὰρ (for) καὶ (and) ἀκοῇ (hearing) ὁ (the one) δίκαιος (righteous) ἐγκατοικῶν (dwelling) ἐν (among) αὐτοῖς (them) ἡμέραν (day) ἐξ (out from) ἡμέρας (day) ψυχὴν (soul) δικαίαν (his righteous) ἀνόμοις (by their lawless) ἔργοις (works) ἐβασάνιζεν (was tormenting)
9 οἶδεν (knows how) κύριος (then the Lord) εὐσεβεῖς (the godly) ἐκ (out from) πειρασμοῦ (temptation) ῥύεσθαι (to rescue) ἀδίκους (the unrighteous) δὲ (but) εἰς (into) ἡμέραν (a day) κρίσεως (of judgment) κολαζομένους (being punished) τηρεῖν (to reserve)
10 μάλιστα (especially) δὲ (but) τοὺς (the ones) ὀπίσω (after) σαρκὸς (the flesh) ἐν (in) ἐπιθυμίᾳ (lust) μιασμοῦ (of corruption) πορευομένους (going) καὶ (and) κυριότητος (lordship) καταφρονοῦντας (despising) τολμηταὶ (bold) αὐθάδεις (self-willed) δόξας (glories) οὐ (not) τρέμουσιν (they do tremble) βλασφημοῦντες (while blaspheming)
11 ὅπου (whereas) ἄγγελοι (angels) ἰσχύϊ (as to force) καὶ (and) δυνάμει (power) μείζονες (greater) ὄντες (being) οὐ (not) φέρουσιν (do bring) κατ᾽ (against) αὐτῶν (them) παρὰ (with) κυρίῳ (the Lord) βλάσφημον (a blasphemous) κρίσιν (judgment)
12 Οὗτοι (these) δὲ (but) ὡς (as) ἄλογα (unreasonable) ζῷα (living creatures) γεγεννημένα (generated) φυσικὰ (naturally) εἰς (into) ἅλωσιν (capture) καὶ (and) φθορὰν (corruption) ἐν (in) οἷς (which) ἀγνοοῦσιν (they are ignorant) βλασφημοῦντες (blaspheming) ἐν (in) τῇ (the) φθορᾷ (corruption) αὐτῶν (their) καὶ (and) φθαρήσονται (will be corrupted)
13 ἀδικούμενοι (being harmed) μισθὸν (with the reward) ἀδικίας (of unrighteousness) ἡδονὴν (it a pleasure) ἡγούμενοι (considering) τὴν (the) ἐν (in) ἡμέρᾳ (the day) τρυφήν (to revel) σπίλοι (spots) καὶ (and) μῶμοι (blemishes) ἐντρυφῶντες (reveling) ἐν (in) ταῖς (the) ἀπάταις (deceptions) αὐτῶν (their) συνευωχούμενοι (feasting together) ὑμῖν (with you all)
14 ὀφθαλμοὺς (eyes) ἔχοντες (having) μεστοὺς (full) μοιχαλίδος (of adultery) καὶ (and) ἀκαταπαύστους (unceasing) ἁμαρτίας (of sin) δελεάζοντες (enticing) ψυχὰς (souls) ἀστηρίκτους (unstable) καρδίαν (a heart) γεγυμνασμένην (exercised) πλεονεξίας (of covetousness) ἔχοντες (having) κατάρας (of a curse) τέκνα (children)
15 καταλιπόντες (having left) εὐθεῖαν (a straight) ὁδὸν (way) ἐπλανήθησαν (they were misled) ἐξακολουθήσαντες (having followed) τῇ (the) ὁδῷ (way) τοῦ (of the) Βαλαὰμ (Balaam) τοῦ (of the) Βοσὸρ (son of Beor) ὃς (who) μισθὸν (the wages) ἀδικίας (of unrighteousness) ἠγάπησεν (loved)
16 ἔλεγξιν (rebuked) δὲ (but) ἔσχεν (he had) ἰδίας (of his own) παρανομίας (transgression) ὑποζύγιον (donkey) ἄφωνον (a mute) ἐν (in) ἀνθρώπου (of a man) φωνῇ (a voice) φθεγξάμενον (having uttered) ἐκώλυσεν (hindered) τὴν (the) τοῦ (of the) προφήτου (prophet) παραφρονίαν (insanity)
17 οὗτοί (these) εἰσιν (are) πηγαὶ (springs) ἄνυδροι (waterless) καὶ (and) ὁμίχλαι (mists) ὑπὸ (by) λαίλαπος (a gale) ἐλαυνόμεναι (being driven) οἷς (for whom) ὁ (the) ζόφος (blackness) τοῦ (of the) σκότους (darkness) τετήρηται (has been reserved)
18 ὑπέρογκα (arrogant sounds) γὰρ (for) ματαιότητος (of vanity) φθεγγόμενοι (uttering) δελεάζουσιν (they entice) ἐν (in) ἐπιθυμίαις (lusts) σαρκὸς (of the flesh) ἀσελγείαις (to licentiousness) τοὺς (the ones) ὀλίγως (WHT) (barely) ἀποφεύγοντας (escaping) τοὺς (the ones) ἐν (in) πλάνῃ (error) ἀναστρεφομένους (dwelling)
19 ἐλευθερίαν (freedom) αὐτοῖς (to them) ἐπαγγελλόμενοι (promising) αὐτοὶ (themselves) δοῦλοι (bondservants) ὑπάρχοντες (being) τῆς (of the) φθορᾶς (corruption) ᾧ (by what) γάρ (for) τις (a certain one) ἥττηται (has been defeated) τούτῳ (to this) δεδούλωται (he has been enslaved)
20 εἰ (if) γὰρ (for) ἀποφυγόντες (having escaped) τὰ (the) μιάσματα (defilements) τοῦ (of the) κόσμου (world) ἐν (in) ἐπιγνώσει (full knowledge) τοῦ (of the) κυρίου (Lord) καὶ (and) σωτῆρος (Savior) Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ) τούτοις (by these things) δὲ (and) πάλιν (again) ἐμπλακέντες (having been entangled) ἡττῶνται (then they are defeated) γέγονεν (have come to be) αὐτοῖς (for them than) τὰ (the) ἔσχατα (last things) χείρονα (worse) τῶν (the) πρώτων (first)
21 κρεῖττον (it better) γὰρ (for) ἦν (was) αὐτοῖς (for them) μὴ (not) ἐπεγνωκέναι (to have known) τὴν (the) ὁδὸν (way) τῆς (of the) δικαιοσύνης (righteousness) ἢ (than) ἐπιγνοῦσιν (having had full knowledge) ὑποστρέψαι (to return) ἐκ (out from) τῆς (the) παραδοθείσης (having been delivered) αὐτοῖς (to them) ἁγίας (holy) ἐντολῆς (commandment)
22 συμβέβηκεν (it happened) αὐτοῖς (to them) τὸ (the one) τῆς (of the) ἀληθοῦς (true) παροιμίας (proverb) κύων (a dog) ἐπιστρέψας (having returned) ἐπὶ (upon) τὸ (the) ἴδιον (its own) ἐξέραμα (vomit) καί (and) ὗς (a pig) λουσαμένη (having washed) εἰς (into) κυλισμὸν (wallowing) βορβόρου (of mire)