1But there were false prophetsalsoamong the people,evenas there shall be false teachersamongyou,who privily shall bring indamnableheresies,evendenying the Lord that boughtthem, and bring upon themselvesswiftdestruction.2Andmany shall followtheir pernicious ways;a by reason ofwhom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of .
3Andthroughcovetousness shall they with feignedwords make merchandise of you:whosejudgment now of a long timelingerethnot,andtheirdamnationslumberethnot.4ForifGodsparednot the angels that sinned , but cast them down to hell , and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserveduntojudgment;5Andsparednot the oldworld,butsavedNoah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;6Andturning the cities of SodomandGomorrha into ashescondemned them with an overthrow,making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly ;
7AnddeliveredjustLot,vexedwith the filthyconversation of the wicked:8
(For that righteous mandwellingamongthem, in seeingandhearing,vexed his righteoussoul from daytoday with their unlawful deeds;)
The Lordknoweth how to deliver the godly out oftemptations,and to reserve the unjustunto the day of judgment to be punished :