These two reasons for judgment against false teachers function as the transition to Peter’s damnable description of false teachers in 2 Peter 2:10b-22. It should be underscored that Peter’s description in verses ten through twenty-two parallels his warning in verses one through three. The purpose of the parallel is to focus the reader on the false teachers’ wickedness. In doing so, Peter uses more expressive and detailed terms to emphasize their wickedness. Peter presents a sevenfold damnable description of false teachers.