2 Peter 2:10

“But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But chiefly them that walke after the flesh in the lust of vncleannesse, and despise gouernment. Presumptuous are they; selfe willed: they are not afraid to speake euill of dignities:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and especially those who indulge the flesh in {its} corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, self-willed, they tremble not to rail at dignities:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But specially those who go after the unclean desires of the flesh, and make sport of authority. Ready to take chances, uncontrolled, they have no fear of saying evil of those in high places:
- Basic English Bible

and specially those who walk after the flesh in [the] lust of uncleanness, and despise lordship. Bold [are they], self-willed; they do not fear speaking injuriously of dignities:
- Darby Bible

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed; they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
- Webster's Bible

and especially those who are abandoned to sensuality--craving, as they do, for polluted things, and scorning control. Fool-hardy and self-willed, they do not tremble when speaking evil of glorious beings;
- Weymouth Bible

but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;
- World English Bible

but more hem that walken aftir the fleisch, in coueytinge of vnclennesse, and dispisen lordschiping, and ben boold, plesynge hem silf, and dreden not to bringe in sectis, blasfemynge; where aungels,
- Wycliffe Bible

and chiefly those going behind the flesh in desire of uncleanness, and lordship despising; presumptuous, self-complacent, dignities they are not afraid to speak evil of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:10


2:10 Chiefly them that walk after the flesh - Corrupt nature; particularly in the lust of uncleanness. And despise government - The authority of their governors. Dignities - Persons in authority.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:10


2Pe 2:10 Chiefly them. Those next named will receive the greater punishment. That walk after the flesh. Follow its dictates and live impure lives. And despise government. Refuse to submit to authority. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. A characteristic of this class is their presumption and a want of reverence for what is high and holy. See Jude 1:8.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:20 FOR IF AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED THE POLLUTIONS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST THEY ARE AGAIN ENTANGLED THEREIN AND OVERCOME THE LATTER END IS WORSE WITH THEM THAN THE BEGINNING***1 JOHN 4:4 YOU ARE OF GOD LITTLE CHILDREN AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM BECAUSE GREATR IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD***
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:5 AND 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 GENESIS 6:18 BUT WITH THEE I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT AND THOU SHALT COME INTO THE ARK THOU AND THY SONS AND THY WIFE AND THY SONS WIVES WITH THEE
  • BSP
    Verse 9: Focusing on Jehovah God's past acts of deliverance and how he has been loyal can help us to build our faith in him.
  • Lu2677
    2Peter2:12 "natural brute beasts;speak evil of the things they do not understand".I would like to add to my other post. The people this verse is describing are also false "Christians". A false "Christian" is not necessarily one who is a backslider,but one that attends "church" out of tradition of family or for show. One who professes to know God, but doesn't, this person goes after worldly things
  • A disciple
    I think its important to read the Epistle as a whole, and to consider all its parts in that context. As we read in the first part that we are made partakers of the divine nature and furnished with all we need to overcome and never stumble, when we earnestly and diligently do all the things to ensure and confirm our calling of God; then set next to the kinds of opposition and contradictions of men.
  • Lu2677
    2Peter 2:12 God calls them "natural brute beasts, that were made to be destroyed, speak evil of the things they understand not and shall utterly perish in their own corruption." He is speaking of the unsaved, false teachers/preachers, and those that fall away from grace. They are predestined for destruction=made to be destroyed. Destroyed=eternal torment in hell.

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