They are damned, for they follow in the footsteps of Cain. For profit they give themselves over to Balaam's error. They are destroyed in the uprising of Korah.
These people are like jagged rocks just below the surface of the water waiting to snag you when they join your love feasts. They feast with you without reverence. They care only for themselves. They are waterless clouds carried along by the winds; fruitless autumn trees, twice dead, uprooted;
wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom the darkness of the underworld is reserved forever.
Enoch, who lived seven generations after Adam, prophesied about these people when he said, "See, the Lord comes with his countless holy ones,
to execute judgment on everyone and to convict everyone about every ungodly deed they have committed in their ungodliness as well as all the harsh things that sinful ungodly people have said against him."
These are faultfinding grumblers, living according to their own desires. They speak arrogant words and they show partiality to people when they want a favor in return.
But you, dear friends, remember the words spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They said to you, "In the end time scoffers will come living according to their own ungodly desires."
These people create divisions. Since they don't have the Spirit, they are worldly.