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2 Peter 2:12-14 American Standard Version (ASV)

12 But these, as creatures without reason, born [a]mere animals [b]to be taken and destroyed, railing in matters whereof they are ignorant, shall in their [c]destroying surely be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their [d]deceivings while they feast with you; 14 having eyes full of [e]adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstedfast souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of cursing;


  1. 2 Peter 2:12 Greek natural.
  2. 2 Peter 2:12 Or, to take and to destroy
  3. 2 Peter 2:12 Or, corruption. Compare 1 Tim. 6:9.
  4. 2 Peter 2:13 Some ancient authorities read love-feasts. Compare Jude 12.
  5. 2 Peter 2:14 Greek an adulteress.

2 Peter 2:12-14 New International Version (NIV)

12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.

13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.[a] 14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!


  1. 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts
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