2 Peter 2:13

“And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shall receiue the reward of vnrighteousnesse, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time: Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselues with their owne deceiuings, while they feast with you:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; `men' that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their deceivings while they feast with you;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the evil which overtakes them is the reward of their evil-doing: such men take their pleasure in the delights of the flesh even in the daytime; they are like the marks of a disease, like poisoned wounds among you, feasting together with you in joy;
- Basic English Bible

receiving [the] reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;
- Darby Bible

And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day-time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
- Webster's Bible

being doomed to receive a requital for their guilt. They reckon it pleasure to feast daintily in broad daylight. They are spots and blemishes, while feeding luxuriously at their love-feasts, and banqueting with you.
- Weymouth Bible

receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you;
- World English Bible

and resseyue the hire of vnriytwisnesse. And thei gessen delicis of defouling and of wemme, to be likyngis of dai, flowynge in her feestis with delicis, doynge letcherie with you,
- Wycliffe Bible

about to receive a reward of unrighteousness, pleasures counting the luxury in the day, spots and blemishes, luxuriating in their deceits, feasting with you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:13


2:13 They count it pleasure to riot in the day time - They glory in doing it in the face of the sun. They are spots in themselves, blemishes to any church. Sporting themselves with their own deceivings - Making a jest of those whom they deceive and even jesting while they are deceiving their own souls.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:13


2Pe 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness. Their destruction is the legitimate reward of their own wrong doing. [As] count it pleasure to riot in the day-time. Literally, "in the day". I believe that the idea is that, like dumb brutes forgetful of coming destruction, they take pleasure in carousal for a day, regardless of the morrow. Spots [they are] and blemishes. Marring the brightness and beauty of the church. Sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you. "Revelling in their love-feasts" (Revised Version). Converting even these into scenes of revel.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2:13

  • Lonnie N. Crawley Jr. for verse 13
    The subtlety of Lucifer's deceitful craft (skill)is beyond mortal man's capacity with which to deal. It's enough that an individual here and there is granted at least partial illumination of the devil's devices (syncretism), but such an individual might himself despair in his effort to enlighten others. There aren't many Daniels in this lifetime and those few, in their maturity (perfection), perhaps come to realize that their primary contribution to the present and only Kingdom of God on Earth is in prayer for their brethren.

    "When you can't talk to men about God, talk to God about men."

    God-In-Christ is Sovereign over all (good and evil), and He SHALL deliver His elect remnant. Christ's atonement is 100% successful among the "10%" remnant. The majority fodder don't figure into the equation. That certainty bestows personal peace on those who may have previously burdened themselves with the task of thologically greasing the axis of the earth daily.

    It's likely that the graciously shed blood of the elect is the testimony that ultimately adds credence to one's lifelong, imperfect testimony.

    To God be all the praise, honor and glory forever. Amen.

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