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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were also lying Prophets among the people, as there shall be lying teachers also among you, those who bring destructive heresies and deny the Lord who bought them, while bringing upon themselves speedy destruction.
And many will go after their abominations, because of which, the way of truth will be blasphemed.
And by greed and fictitious accounts they will make profit among you, these whose judgment from the first has not been idle and their destruction does not sleep.
4And if God did not spare the Angels who sinned, but cast them down in chains of darkness into the lowest depths and handed them over to be kept for the judgment of torment,
5And he did not spare The First World but he preserved Noah, the eighth man, a Preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood over the world of the wicked,
6And when he burned the cities of Sadom and Amorah and condemned them in an overthrow, when he set an example to the wicked who were to come,
7Also he delivered righteous Lot who suffered the indignity and the abominable way of life of those who were lawless,
8For while seeing and hearing, the righteous man dwelling among them from day to day, his righteous soul was tormented by lawless deeds,
9THE LORD JEHOVAH knows to deliver from suffering those who reverence him, but he keeps the evil for the day of judgment while they are being tormented,
10But 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;
11Whereas The Angels who are greater than they in power and strength do not bring against them a judgment of blasphemy from THE LORD JEHOVAH;
12But these, like dumb animals, are by nature for the knife and destruction, as they slander those things which they do not understand and by their corruption they will be destroyed.
13They are those with whom the payment for evil is evil. A daytime banquet of defilement is considered by them a pleasure, and they are filled with defects. When they celebrate in their love feasts, they indulge themselves,
14Having eyes that are full of adultery and sins that never end, as they seduce souls who are unstable and have a heart that is trained in greed, children of the curse.
15And when they abandoned the straight way, they strayed and went in the way of Balaam, son of Beor, he who loved the wages of evil;
16But the reproof of his violation was a dumb donkey which spoke with the voice of men, restraining the madness of the Prophet.
17These are fountains without water, clouds which are driven by a hurricane, for whom the gloom of darkness is reserved.
18When they utter empty horrors, they seduce by filthy desires of the flesh those who had just escaped from those who were employed in deception.
19They promise liberty to them when they are servants of corruption; that by which anyone is conquered, to the same he is also a slave.
20For if when they have fled the abominations of the world by the teaching of our Lord and our Savior, Yeshua The Messiah, they are again entangled in these things, they are overcome again, and their end is worse than the beginning.
21For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than that when they knew, they would turn away afterward from the holy decree that was delivered to them.
22But these things have happened to them of the true proverb: “The dog that returned to its vomit, and the pig that was washed to the wallowing of the mud.”