Bible: 2 Peter 2:3-11

2:3 And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their 1  condemnation pronounced long ago 2  is not sitting idly by; 3  their 4  destruction is not asleep.

2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, 5  but threw them into hell 6  and locked them up 7  in chains 8  in utter darkness, 9  to be kept until the judgment, 2:5 and if he did not spare the ancient world, but did protect Noah, a herald of righteousness, along with seven others, 10  when God 11  brought a flood on an ungodly world, 12  2:6 and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, 13  having appointed 14  them to serve as an example 15  to future generations of the ungodly, 16  2:7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man in anguish over the debauched lifestyle of lawless 17  men, 18  2:8 (for while he lived among them day after day, that righteous man was tormented in his righteous soul 19  by the lawless deeds he saw and heard 20 ) 2:9 – if so, 21  then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, 22  and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment 23  at the day of judgment, 2:10 especially those who indulge their fleshly desires 24  and who despise authority.

Brazen and insolent, 25  they are not afraid to insult 26  the glorious ones, 27  2:11 yet even 28  angels, who are much more powerful, 29  do not bring a slanderous 30  judgment against them before the Lord. 31 

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