Peter’s authorship of 2 Peter has been challenged more than that of any other book in the New Testament. From pleonektes; avarice, i.e. 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of … (Comp. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not. Ex. 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. He, she, it, they, them, same. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not. The word for "slumbereth" occurs in Matthew 25:5 only. 2Pe 2:3 And through covetousness . Yet the purpose of the two letters is quite different. 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them —bringing swift destruction on themselves. Peter had said in a previous letter that “the word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Pe 1:25). to trade. 2 Peter 3:1-13 - NIV: Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. 2 Peter 3:15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation… 2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, … Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus … 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God … 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.. artificial or fictitious. Footnotes. The Promise of the Lord’s Coming. 3 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ,. 2 Peter 3. 2 Peter 2:3 3 And r in their greed they will exploit you s with false words. 2. The Book of 2 Peter. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. Their damnation slumbereth not.--Better, their destruction. To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ:. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Plural, Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural. 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. King James Version (KJV). No, not. Which best represents the problem with the comment. The, the definite article. 2 Peter 3:17 Do Not Be Carried Away By The Deception Of People With No Principles (windows)08:04. 4:1–6; 2 Tim. You. 2:3 They will make merchandise of you - Only use you to gain by you, as merchants do their wares. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons. It was pronounced against all sinners, such as they are, from the first beginning of the world. 1 Peter 2:11‐3:12 1. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 1 Pt 1:10–12, 16–21, especially 16–21; Eph 2:20. From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression. for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. From ek and palai; long ago, for a long while. Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. Confirming One’s Calling and Election. Significantly, Peter saw this authority invested in the apostles, not in him alone. Jude 17); cf. Πλεονεξίᾳ, covetousness, avarice) 2 Peter 2:14.— πλαστοῖς, feigned) as dealers do.— ὑμᾶς ἐμπορεύσονται) The writers of the Septuagint put ἐμπορεύεσθαι with an accusative for the Hebrew סחר, Genesis 34:21; Proverbs 3:14; Ezekiel 27:21, ed. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you; Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not; for whom the sentence of a long time idleth not. Confirm Your Calling and Election. 2 Peter 2:2-3. 3. 2 Peter 2 is the second chapter of the Second Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author identifies himself as "Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle, but there are charges that it is a work of Peter's followers between 60-90 CE. To distinguish it from Peter’s first epistle, it was given the Greek title “Petrou B”, or 2 Peter. Wiclif and Rheims have "perdition." iii. 1 Tim. 2 Peter 2 - NIV: But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. chapter 3. 2 Peter 2:3: 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. Second, that there is a "way of righteousness" (2 Peter 2:21) that we Christians are to walk in -- a safe path marked out for us. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. The Day of the Lord Is Coming. Read more Share Copy 4 For if God did not spare # Jude 6 angels when they sinned, but # [Rev. 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:. 4 l They will say, “Where is the promise of m his coming? KJV: King James Version . 2 Peter 2:14 Their eyes are full of adultery; their desire for sin is never satisfied; they seduce the unstable. Make merchandise of you.--The verb means literally to travel, especially as a merchant on business; and hence "to be a merchant," "to trade," and, with an accusative, "to deal in," "make merchandise of." 2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth q will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 1:2-3 New International Version (NIV). 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets k and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Some have said that Peter didn’t write this letter because the subject and style is somewhat different than 1 Peter. 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. 3. To nod in sleep, be drowsy, slumber. 2 Peter 2:3 Context. Whereas there are three examples in Jude 5–7 (Exodus and wilderness; rebellious angels; Sodom and Gomorrah), 2 Peter omitted the first of these, has inserted a new illustration about Noah between Jude’s second and third examples, and listed the resulting three … They make changes in order to exploit. The author wishes to strengthen the faithful against such errors by reminding them in this second letter of the instruction in 1 Peter and of the teaching of the prophets and of Christ, conveyed through the apostles (2 Pt 3:1–2; cf. “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.” 2 Peter 2:2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned (NASB: Lockman). 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Peter 2:3 New International Version (NIV). The destruction involved in the judgment pronounced by God is awake and on its way to overtake them. 3:1–9). Amplified: And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed. From argos; to be idle, i.e. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 2 Peter 2:3 In covetousness they will exploit you (2 Pet. 2 Peter 2 - But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. From plasso; moulded, i.e. * 1 There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who ransomed them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. 1 Peter casts the largely Gentile church in the role of the new Israel, as in 1:1, where they are the church is dispersion among the nations. 2 Peter 2-3 New International Version (NIV) False Teachers and Their Destruction. This final impassioned plea to grow in Christian maturity (2Pe 1:5, 6, 7, 3:18) and guard against false teachers was precipitated by the fact that [Peter’s] time was short (2Peter 1:13, 14, 15) and that these congregations faced immediate danger (2Peter 2:1, 2, 3). 4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And through couetousnesse shall they with fained words, make marchandise of you, whose iudgement now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbreth not.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scanand in {their} greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.- New American Standard Version (1995)And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.- American Standard Version (1901)And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.- Basic English BibleAnd through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.- Darby BibleAnd through covetousness they will with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2 - But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, [and] bring on themselves swift destruction. Psalm 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! 3 Dear friends, i this is now my second letter to you. our commercial phrase, "to travel in" such and such goods.) 2 Peter 2:3 3 And r in their greed they will exploit you s with false words. 2 Peter 1:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:3, NIV: "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." god's long suffering a motive to repentance, as paul's epistles set forth; concluding exhortation to growth in the knowledge of christ. From of old their judgement has been working itself out, and their destruction has not been slumbering.- Weymouth BibleIn covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.- World English Bibleand thei schulen make marchaundie of you in coueytise bi feyned wordis. 2 Peter 3:1–18 The Day of the Lord. Psalm 18:44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. We now pass on to see how it is that this judgment "of a long time" has been working. With feigned words, &c.— The phrase, πλαστοις λογοις, means, words formed to deceive; smooth and artful speeches, such as covetous merchants or unfair traders make use of, to put off bad goods. Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural. 2 Peter 2:3 Hebrew Bible ובדברי בדוי יעשו אתכם למחסר להם למען בצע בצע אשר משפטם מעולם לא יתמהמה ושברם לא ינום׃ 2 Peter 2:3 Aramaic NT: Peshitta ܘܒܥܠܘܒܘܬܐ ܘܒܡܠܐ ܕܒܕܝܐ ܢܬܬܓܪܘܢ ܒܟܘܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܕܕܝܢܗܘܢ Ü¡Ü¢ ܩܕܝܡ ܠܐ ܒܛܠ ܘܐܒܕܢܗܘܢ ܠܐ ܢܐܡ ܀ To linger, delay, be idle. 2 Peter 3 - NIV: Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. 2 Peter 2:14,15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: …. p. 141). 2 Peter 2:1,9 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction…. . 2 Peter 2:3. 2Peter 3. 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. t Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 1 Pt 1:10–12, 16–21, especially 16–21; Eph 2:20. "They will make merchandize of you; use you like cattle or slaves brought to market to be sold." All sinners are adjudged to destruction; and God's punishing some proves he will punish the rest. 2 Peter 3:1–18 The Day of the Lord Will Come. a 2 Many will follow their licentious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled. Peter especially esteems Paul’s letters—even regarding them as Scripture themselves (2 Pe 3:15–16). Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not - Was long ago determined, and will be executed speedily. CHAPTER 2. 2 I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what … Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! 3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (See fourth Note on 2Peter 2:1.) We have a similar thought in 1Peter 4:17. This is the reason for the feigned words and … They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. Covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage. 2 Peter 1:4 - Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.. 2 Peter 1:20-21 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. To whiche doom now a while ago ceessith not, and the perdicioun of hem nappith not.- Wycliffe Bibleand in covetousness, with moulded words, of you they shall make merchandise, whose judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction doth not slumber.- Youngs Literal Bible. Lingereth not.--Literally, is not idle, the cognate verb of the adjective in 2Peter 1:8. 2 Peter 1:8 For If These Things Are Yours And Abound They Make You Not Be Idle Nor Unfruitful (utmost)05:12. 2–3; cf. From a presumed derivative of apollumi; ruin or loss. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ,. 20:2, 3, 10] cast them into hell # 2:4 Greek Tartarus and committed them to chains # 2:4 Some manuscripts pits of gloomy darkness # Matt. Keep in mind what the holy prophets said, and the command of our Master and Savior that was passed on by your apostles. 2 Peter 2 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. N.T. 2P iiP ii Pet). 3–5). 2 Peter 2:3 Context. 2 Peter 3:5, ESV: "For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God," The word occurs elsewhere only in James 4:13. From en and poreuomai; to travel in, i.e. Cross references: During these times, the Jewish scoffers of his day, clearly familiar with the Biblical prophecies of judgment, were refusing to heed those warnings (vv. Isaiah 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. In, on, among. Their condemnation has long been hanging … 2 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. 2 Peter 2:4 Greek Tartarus; 2 Peter 2:4 Some manuscripts in gloomy dungeons; 2 Peter 2:10 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18.; 2 Peter 2:11 Many manuscripts beings in the presence of; 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts 2 Peter 2:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts It was once said that: the devil is never more satanic than when he carries a Bible, and the Scriptures give multiple warnings to beware of false prophets and flawed teachers, with their counterfeit gospel, their doctrines of demons and a different 'Jesus', which too often results from their fraudulent greed. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. False Teachers. Vat. 2 Peter 2:2-4 2 Peter 2:3 3 and in their a greed they will b exploit you with c false words; d their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. to delay. make merchandise of you. 25:41 to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but # See 1 Pet. Confirm Your Calling and Election. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2 Peter chapter 3 KJV (King James Version) 1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:. . Go To 2 Peter Index. Peter would die, but he believed the Scriptures would live on—and his last recorded words urge us to remember them. 2 Peter 2:1-22—Read the Bible online or download free. These ungodly people turn the church into a commercial operation. 2 Peter 2:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts It was once said that: the devil is never more satanic than when he carries a Bible, and the Scriptures give multiple warnings to beware of false prophets and flawed teachers, with their counterfeit gospel, their doctrines of demons and a different 'Jesus', which too often results from their fraudulent greed. 2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. The author wishes to strengthen the faithful against such errors by reminding them in this second letter of the instruction in 1 Peter and of the teaching of the prophets and of Christ, conveyed through the apostles (2 Pt 3:1–2; cf. Greek: kai polloi exakolouthesousin (3PFAI) auton tais aselgeiais, di' ous e hodos t es aletheias blasphemethesetai; (3SFPI). Deuteronomy 24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: John 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. 1-2 My dear friends, this is now the second time I’ve written to you, both letters reminders to hold your minds in a state of undistracted attention. 2 Peter 3. 2 Peter Images and Notes. Third, that it is possible for a person who has professed Christ, who was once freed from slavery to sin, to become entangled again in the sins that sent Jesus to the cross. 2 Peter 3:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:5, NIV: "But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water." 2 Peter 2:3. fraudulency, extortion. These are men of evil ambition; they are covetous. (3-4) The message of scoffers. Jude 17); cf. From of old, long since. 2 Peter 3:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:12, NIV: "as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat." 2 Peter 3:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:15, NIV: "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him." To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ:. - Webster's BibleThirsting for riches, they will trade on you with their canting talk. Title: The clear claim to authorship in 1:1 by the Apostle Peter gives the epistle its title. 2 Peter 3 - This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 3:20 preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought # ch. 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy a prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 a Knowing this first, that there shall come in the b last days scoffers, walking after their own c lusts , 2 Peter Greeting. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. I have written both of them as reminders j to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. Their primary objective is success in argument, not truth. 2 Peter 3:3–7 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come j in the last days with scoffing, k following their own sinful desires. "With feigned words" possibly refers back to "cunningly devised fables" (2Peter 1:16). Their sentence has long since been pronounced, is working, and in due time will strike them. In chapter 2 they are now the people of God (1:10), but even “a chosen Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural. 2 Peter Greeting. 3 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. Read more Share Copy Destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin. 1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. 2 Peter 2:22 ‘It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.” ‘It has happened to them according to the true proverb’-‘the content of the true proverb has been “verified or realized” in their case’ (Gr. 2 Peter 1:3, ESV: "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence," False Teaching: Big Business 2:2-4. by Chester McCalley. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. R66 Genesis 19:5ff; 2 Peter 2:7,18; Jude 4 R67 Acts 16:17; 22:4; R68 Romans 2:24 R69 1 Timothy 6:5; 2 Peter 2:14; Jude 16 R70 2 Corinthians 2:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:5 R71 Romans 16:18; 2 Peter 1:16 R72 Deuteronomy 32:35 In the Last Days. 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. to fall asleep; figuratively, to delay. 1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. t Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 3:2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. 2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. The Day of the Lord. 3And 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. Confirm Your Calling and Election. 1 This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. We find no good reason to reject Peter’s authorship of 2 Peter. through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. 2 Peter 2:6 Sodom And Gomorrah An Example To The Ungodly (brown) However, the early church fathers found no good reason to reject it. By their "feigned words", or crafty speeches, the false teachers shall use their followers as a source of gain. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 3 - NIV: Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. From a presumed derivative of neuo; to nod, i.e. 2 But m false prophets also arose among the people, n just as there will be false teachers among you, who will o secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master p who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 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