2 Peter 2
He foretelleth them of false teachers, shewing the impiety and punishment both of them and their followers:
2 Peter 2:1 Ther were false prophetes also amonge the people, euen as ther shalbe false teachers amonge you: whych preuely shall brynge in damnable sectes (euen denyenge the Lorde that hath bought them) and brynge vpon them selues swyft damnacyon, 2 Peter 2:2 and many shall folowe their damnable wayes, by whom the waye of trueth shal be euyll spoken of, 2 Peter 2:3 and thorow coueteousnes shall they wyth fayned wordes make marchandyse of you, whose iudgement is now not farre of, and their damnacyon slepeth not. 2 Peter 2:4 For yf God spared not the angels þt synned, but cast them downe into hell, and delyuered them into chaynes of dercknes to be kept vnto iudgement: 2 Peter 2:5 nether spared þe olde worlde, but saued. Noe þe eyght preacher of ryghtewesnes, and brought in þe floud vpon the worlde of the vngodly, 2 Peter 2:6 and turned the cyties of Zodom and Gomor into asshes: ouerthre we them, damned them, and made on them an ensample vnto those that after shulde lyue vngodly.
from which the godly shall be delivered, as Lot was out of Sodom:
2 Peter 2:7 And iust Lot vexed wyth the vnclenly conuersacyon of þe wycked, delyuered he. 2 Peter 2:8 For he beynge ryghteous, and dwellynge among them in seynge and hearyng, vexed his ryghteous soule from daye to daye wyth their vnlaufull dedes. 2 Peter 2:9 The Lorde knoweth how to delyuer the godly out of temptacyon, and to reserue the vniuste vnto the daye of iudgement for to be punysshed:
and more fully describeth the manners of those profane and blasphemous seducers, whereby they may be the better known, and avoided.
2 Peter 2:10 but chefely them that walcke after the flesshe in the lust of vnclennes, and despyse auctoryte. Presumpteous are they, and stubborne, whych feare not to speake euyll of them that excell in worshippe. 2 Peter 2:11 When þe angels which are greater both in power & might, receaue not of þe Lord rayling iudgment agaynst them selues. 2 Peter 2:12 But these as brute beastes, naturally brought forth to be taken and destroyed, speake euyll of the thinges þt they vnderstande not, & shall perisshe in their awne destruccion, 2 Peter 2:13 & receaue the rewarde of vnryghtwesnes. They count it pleasure to lyue delyciously for a season. Spottes they are & fylthynes: which lyue at pleasure in their owne disceauable wayes, feastinge & scorninge you: 2 Peter 2:14 hauinge eyes full of aduoutrie, and þe cannot cease from synne: begyling vnstable soules. Hertes they haue excercysed with robrie. They are cursed chyldren 2 Peter 2:15 which haue forsaken the ryght waye, and are gone astraye folowynge the waye of Balaam the sonne of Bosor, which loued the rewarde of vnryghtewesnes: 2 Peter 2:16 but was rebuked of hys iniquitie. The tame and domme beast, speakynge with mannes voyce, forbade the madnesse of the Prophete. 2 Peter 2:17 These are welles without water: cloudes that are, caried with a tempest, to whom the myst of darcknes is reserued for euer. 2 Peter 2:18 For when they haue spoken the greate swelling wordes of vanytie, they entyse thorow lustes in the volupteousnes of the flesh, them that were cleane escaped: euen them þt now lyue in erroure: 2 Peter 2:19 while they promes them libertie, where as they them selues are þe bonde seruauntes of corruption. For of whom a man is ouer come, vnto þe same is he brought in bondage. 2 Peter 2:20 For yf they (after they haue escaped from the fylthynes of the worlde thorow the knowledge of the Lord and the sauyour Iesu Christ) are yet tangled againe therin, and ouercome then is the latter ende worse wyth them then the begynninge. 2 Peter 2:21 For it had bene better for them, not to haue knowne þe waye of ryghteousnes, then after they haue knowen it, to turne from the holy commaundement þt was geuen vnto them: 2 Peter 2:22 But the same is happened vnto them that is vsed to be spoken by þe true prouerbe. The dogge is turned to his awne vomet agayne and the sow þt was wasshed is turned agayne to her walowynge in the myer.