The worst are the lustful ones (2 Pet 2:10)

“This is especially so

For those

Who live

Indulging their flesh

In depraved lust.

They despise authority.


And willful,

They are not afraid

To slander

The glorious ones.”

μάλιστα δὲ τοὺς ὀπίσω σαρκὸς ἐν ἐπιθυμίᾳ μιασμοῦ πορευομένους καὶ κυριότητος καταφρονοῦντας. τολμηταὶ, αὐθάδεις, δόξας οὐ τρέμουσιν βλασφημοῦντες,

This author said, “This is especially so (μάλιστα) for those who live (πορευομένους) indulging their flesh (δὲ τοὺς ὀπίσω σαρκὸς) in depraved (μιασμοῦ) lust (ἐν ἐπιθυμίᾳ).  They despise (καταφρονοῦντας) authority (καὶ κυριότητος).  Bold (τολμηταὶ) and willful (αὐθάδεις), they are not afraid (οὐ τρέμουσιν) to slander (βλασφημοῦντες) the glorious ones (δόξας).”  Among the canonical Greek New Testament writings, this is the only time that this word appeared in 2 Peter, μιασμοῦ, that means the act of defiling, the act of pollution, or defilement, and the word τολμηταὶ, that means bold or daring.  This author honed in on those who lived for lust.  They were the evil people following their depraved sensuous passions.  They hated authority.  They were bold and audacious since they were not afraid to slander and blaspheme the glorious ones, whether angels or God himself.  Do you know people who are lustful and despise authority?


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