9 1then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the 2day of judgment,
10 and especially those who 3indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and 4despise authority. Daring, 5self-willed, they do not tremble when they 6revile angelic majesties,
11 7whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
13 suffering wrong as 10the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to 11revel in the 12daytime. They are stains and blemishes, 13reveling in their deceptions, as they 14carouse with you,
15 forsaking 19the right way, they have gone astray, having followed 20the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved 21the wages of unrighteousness;
16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, 22for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.
17 These are 23springs without water and mists driven by a storm, 24for whom the black darkness has been reserved.
18 For speaking out 25arrogant words of 26vanity they 27entice by fleshly desires, by 28sensuality, those who barely 29escape from the ones who live in error,