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2 Peter 2:15

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2:15 By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, 1  who loved the wages of unrighteousness, 2 

1 tn Although many modern translations (e.g., NASB, TEV, NIV, CEV, NLT) read “Beor” here, this is due to harmonization with the OT rather than following a variant textual reading. The Greek text of NA27 reads “Bosor,” an otherwise unattested form of the name of Balaam’s father.

2 tn “Wages of unrighteousness” in Greek is the same expression found in v. 13, “wages for harmful ways.” The repetition makes the link between the false teachers and Balaam more concrete.



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