They will suffer (2 Pet 2:13)

“They will suffer

The penalty

For wrong doing.

They count it

A pleasure

To revel

In the daytime.

They are blots

And blemishes,


In their dissipation

While they feast

With you.”

ἀδικούμενοι μισθὸν ἀδικίας· ἡδονὴν ἡγούμενοι τὴν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τρυφήν, σπίλοι καὶ μῶμοι ἐντρυφῶντες ἐν ταῖς ἀπάταις αὐτῶν συνευωχούμενοι ὑμῖν,

This author said, “They will suffer (ἀδικούμενοι) the penalty (μισθὸν) for wrong doing (ἀδικίας).  They count it (ἡδονὴν) a pleasure (ἡγούμενοι) to revel (τρυφήν) in the daytime (τὴν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ).  They are blots (σπίλοι) and blemishes (καὶ μῶμοι), reveling (ἐντρυφῶντες) in their dissipation (ἐν ταῖς ἀπάταις αὐτῶν) while they feast (συνευωχούμενοι) with you (ὑμῖν).”  Among the canonical Greek New Testament writings, this is the only time that these words appeared in 2 Peter, the word μῶμοι, that means blame, disgrace, or a blemish, and the word ἐντρυφῶντες, that means to revel in, or live luxuriously, or riot.  This author reminded his readers that these evil people were going to suffer the wages or penalties of sin.  They will be punished for their wrong doing.  Right now, they consider it a pleasure to carouse and revel during the daylight hours, as the blots and blemishes of their society.  They revel in their dissipation and deceptive ways while they are living, eating, and feasting with you.  His Christian readers did not have to worry.  God would take care of these evil people.  Right now, they do not care about their destructive behavior, but a time will come for their reckoning.  They will suffer in the future.  Do you believe that people will be punished as the wages of their sins?

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