In their greed1 these teachers will exploit you2 with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned,3 but sent them to hell,a putting them into gloomy dungeonsb to be held for judgment;45
if he did not spare the ancient world5 when he brought the flood on its ungodly people,6 but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;76
if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes,8 and made them an example9 of what is going to happen to the ungodly;107
and if he rescued Lot,11 a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men12