These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
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,
‘ You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.
Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the Lord; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?”
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.
that they were saying to you, “ In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”
As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land,
and you grumbled in your tents and said, ‘Because the Lord hates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.
“For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.
“Let me now be partial to no one, Nor flatter any man.
Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the Lord; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.
They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.
But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the Lord.
To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
“Those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”
But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism.
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”