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4:3 This catalog of sins closely resembles Rom. 13:13 and Gal. 5:19–21, and is strong evidence for the pagan background of most of Peter’s audience (1:14, 18; Introduction: Date and Occasion).
sensuality. Unrestrained indulgence of one’s desires, especially for sensual pleasure (Rom.13:13; 2 Cor. 12:21; Eph. 4:19).
passions. The usual word for evil desire, often relating to sexual immorality.
orgies. Excessive feasting, often in honor of a pagan god.
drinking parties. The excessive use of alcohol is frequently condemned in Scripture (Rom. 13:13; Gal. 5:21).