2 Peter 2:10-16 NIV

10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire1 of the sinful naturea and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;2

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    • d 2:10 - Or "the flesh"
      11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.3

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      12 But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.4

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      13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight.5 They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.b6

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        • e 2:13 - Some manuscripts "in their love feasts"
          14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce7 the unstable;8 they are experts in greed9--an accursed brood!10

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              15 They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam11 son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.

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              16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey--a beast without speech--who spoke with a man's voice and restrained the prophet's madness.12

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