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13 They will be paid back for what they have done—evil for evil.[a] They consider carousing in broad daylight a pleasure. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while feasting together with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery that never stop sinning, enticing unstable souls. They have hearts trained in greed—a cursed brood! 15 They have abandoned the straight way. They have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor,[b] who loved the wages of wickedness.

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  1. 2 Peter 2:13 cf. Judah 12.
  2. 2 Peter 2:15 Lit. Bosor, perhaps a wordplay (Heb. basar meaning flesh); cf. Num. 22:5.

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