And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction [a]does not slumber.

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  1. 2 Peter 2:3 M will not

Many will follow their (A)indecent behavior, and because of them (B)the way of the truth will be (C)maligned; and in their (D)greed they will (E)exploit you with (F)false words; (G)their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

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Many will follow their shameful ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned. And in their greed they will exploit you with false arguments and twisted doctrine. Their sentence [of condemnation which God has decreed] from a time long ago is not idle [but is still in force], and their destruction and deepening misery is not asleep [but is on its way].

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Many will follow their depraved conduct(A) and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed(B) these teachers will exploit you(C) with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

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And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

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