2 Peter 2:10
Parallel Verses
New International Version
This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;

New Living Translation
He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling.

English Standard Version
and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones,

New American Standard Bible
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,

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority. Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones;

International Standard Version
especially those who satisfy their flesh by indulging in its passions and who despise authority. Being bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to slander glorious beings.

NET Bible
especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But especially those who go after the flesh and desire of defilement, and preach against authority, being insolent and proud, who do not tremble in the presence of dignitaries when they blaspheme;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is especially true of those who follow their corrupt nature along the path of impure desires and who despise the Lord's authority. These false teachers are bold and arrogant. They aren't afraid to insult the [Lord's] glory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and chiefly those that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise dominion; presumptuous, arrogant, they are not afraid to speak evil of the higher powers;

King James 2000 Bible
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the glorious ones.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.

Darby Bible Translation
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:

English Revised Version
but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, selfwilled, they tremble not to rail at dignities:

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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;

World English 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;

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:10-16 Impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. Refusing to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, they act against God's righteous precepts. They walk after the flesh, they go on in sinful courses, and increase to greater degrees of impurity and wickedness. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour. Outward temporal good things are the wages sinners expect and promise themselves. And none have more cause to tremble, than those who are bold to gratify their sinful lusts, by presuming on the Divine grace and mercy. Many such there have been, and are, who speak lightly of the restraints of God's law, and deem themselves freed from obligations to obey it. Let Christians stand at a distance from such.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness; literally, in the lust of pollution. The word occurs nowhere else in the New Testament, but the corresponding verb is found in several places (Titus 1:15; Hebrews 12:15; Jude 1:8). We observe that in this verse St. Peter passes from the future tense to the present. And despise government; rather, lordship (κυριότητος). St. Jude has the same word in verse 8. In Ephesians 1:21 and Colossians 1:16 it is used of angelic dignities. Here it seems to stand for all forms of authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities; literally, daring, self-willed, they tremble not when speaking evil of glories; or, they fear not glories, blaspheming. The word rendered "daring" (τολμηταί) occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. These daring, self-willed men despise all lordship, all glories, whether the glory of Christ ("the excellent glory," 2 Peter 1:17), or the glory of the angels, or the glory of holiness, or the glory of earthly sovereignty. The next verse, however, makes it probable that the glory of the angels was the thought present to St. Peter's mind. It may be that, as some false teachers had inculcated the worship of angels (Colossians 2:18), others had gone to the opposite extreme (comp. Jude 1:8). The Vulgate strangely translates δόξας by sectas.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh,.... Not merely after the dictates of corrupt nature, as all men, and even God's elect do, in a state of unregeneracy; but "after strange flesh", as Jde 1:7 expresses it, after the flesh of men:

in the lust of uncleanness; not of fornication and adultery, but of sodomy, and sodomitical practices; sins exceeding great, not only contrary to the law and light of nature, but dishonourable to human nature; and are what prevail where idolatry, infidelity, errors, and heresies do; and which, as they are sins of the deepest dye, deserve the greater damnation, and are chiefly and more especially punished by God with great severity:

and despise government: of parents, to whom these proud boasters and blasphemers are generally disobedient; and of masters, pretending it to be contrary to their Christian liberty; and of magistrates on the same account, and as being a restraint upon their lusts; which is to despise the ordinance of God, his representatives, and to introduce anarchy and confusion, and to open a door to all manner of sin; and also the government of Christ, as head of the church, and King of Zion, whom they will not have to reign over them, and therefore reject his laws, and submit not to his ordinances; and likewise the government of the world itself by God; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "despise their Creator"; denying his omniscience and his providence, giving out that he neither sees, observes, and takes notice of what is done in the world; nor does he himself do either good or evil, or concern himself about what is done by men.

Presumptuous are they; bold and daring, not fearing to speak against men of the most exalted character on earth, and against God himself in heaven; see Psalm 73:8.

Selfwilled; pleased with themselves, and their own conceits, their dogmas and opinions, with their high sense and profound judgment; and being obstinate in their sentiments, and resolutely bent to retain and defend them.

They are not afraid to speak evil of dignities; or "glories"; of the apostles, who were set in the first place in the church, and were the glory of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:28; or of angels, styled thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers; or rather of civil magistrates, set in high places, and to whom glory and honour are due; which to do is contrary to the law of God, and of dangerous consequence, Exodus 22:28.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. chiefly—They especially will be punished (Jude 8).

after—following after.

lust of uncleanness—defilement: "hankering after polluting and unlawful use of the flesh" [Alford].

government—Greek, "lordship," "dominion" (Jude 8).

Presumptuous—Greek, "Darers." Self-will begets presumption. Presumptuously daring.

are not afraid—though they are so insignificant in might; Greek, "tremble not" (Jude 8, end).

speak evil of—Greek, "blaspheme."

dignities—Greek, "glories."

2 Peter 2:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Profane and Blasphemous Seducers
10and 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, 11whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:28
"Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

2 Timothy 3:2
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Titus 1:7
Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless--not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

2 Peter 3:3
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

Jude 1:8
In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.

Jude 1:16
These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

Jude 1:18
They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."
Treasury of Scripture

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.

that.

Romans 8:1,4,5,12,13 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

in the.

Romans 1:24-27 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their …

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, …

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

Jude 1:4,6-8,10,16 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

despise.

Numbers 16:12-15 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which …

Deuteronomy 17:12,13 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not listen to the …

Deuteronomy 21:20,21 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn …

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And …

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, …

1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people …

Psalm 2:1-5 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing…

Psalm 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, …

Romans 13:1-5 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power …

1 Peter 2:13,14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

government. or, dominion. Presumptuous.

Numbers 15:30 But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in …

Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, …

selfwilled.

Genesis 49:6 O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

to speak.

Exodus 22:28 You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.

Ecclesiastes 10:6,7,20 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place…

Acts 23:5 Then said Paul, I knew not, brothers, that he was the high priest: …

Jude 1:8,10 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, …

Jump to Previous
Abandoned Afraid Angelic Arrogant Authority Chiefly Control Corrupt Craving Daring Defilement Defiling Desire Desires Despise Dignitaries Dignities Especially Evil Flesh Follow Government Lust Nature Ones Passion Polluted Presumptuous Rail Ready Revile Scorning Selfwilled Self-Willed Sensuality Sinful Slander Speak Speaking Specially Sport Tremble True. Unclean Uncleanness Walk Wilful
Jump to Next
Abandoned Afraid Angelic Arrogant Authority Chiefly Control Corrupt Craving Daring Defilement Defiling Desire Desires Despise Dignitaries Dignities Especially Evil Flesh Follow Government Lust Nature Ones Passion Polluted Presumptuous Rail Ready Revile Scorning Selfwilled Self-Willed Sensuality Sinful Slander Speak Speaking Specially Sport Tremble True. Unclean Uncleanness Walk Wilful
Links
2 Peter 2:10 NIV
2 Peter 2:10 NLT
2 Peter 2:10 ESV
2 Peter 2:10 NASB
2 Peter 2:10 KJV

2 Peter 2:10 Bible Apps
2 Peter 2:10 Bible Suite
2 Peter 2:10 Biblia Paralela
2 Peter 2:10 Chinese Bible
2 Peter 2:10 French Bible
2 Peter 2:10 German Bible

Alphabetical: TRUE and angelic are arrogant authority beings Bold celestial corrupt Daring desire desires despise do especially flesh follow in indulge is its majesties men nature not of revile self-willed sinful slander the these they This those to tremble when who

NT Letters: 2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly those who walk after (2 Pet. 2P iiP ii Pet) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
2 Peter 2:9
Top of Page
Top of Page