4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,(A) so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,(B) having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.(C). (See Note on Matthew 5:22.). (See Note there.) 2 Peter 1:4 (note) For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Plural. St. Jude is somewhat more explicit (Jude 1:6); he says it was for not keeping their own dignity--for deserting their proper home; and the reference, both there and here, is either to a common interpretation of Genesis 6:2 (that by "the sons of God" are meant "angels"), or, more probably, to distinct and frequent statements in the Book of Enoch, that certain angels sinned by having intercourse with women--e.g., Enoch vii. Greeting. Peter begins with a call to diligence in good works, reminds the reader that they can count on the prophets, and then warns that false prophets will arise. 2 Peter displays some remarkable parallelism. It is described as being as far below Hades as heaven is high above the earth. 2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned (), but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; (NASB: Lockman). Hence St. Peter uses it as an argumentum ad hominem against them, and St. Jude, recognising the allusion, adopts it and makes it more plain; or both writers, knowing the Book of Enoch well, and calculating on their readers knowing it also, used it to illustrate their arguments and exhortations, just as St. Paul uses the Jewish belief of the rock following the Israelites. Januar 1730greg. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (See on 2Peter 2:5. 2 Peter 2:4 - For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; on StudyLight.org We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. New International Version (NIV). Akin to the base of nephos; gloom. art thou come hither to torment us before the time? For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgment; 2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. 2 Peter 2… A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc. they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. There will always be error and … 2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. A chain. The Power of God’s Promise. Januarjul./ 29. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. No, not. 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. to err, especially to sin. From teros; to guard, i.e. Of uncertain affinity; to be chary of, i.e. See How They All Connect. 1, 2; cv. [1] in Moskau) war Kaiser[2] von Russland von 1727 bis 1730. 1 Simon Peter, a a servant and an b apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained c like precious faith with us through the d righteousness e of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:. 2 Peter 1:4New King James Version (NKJV) 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [a]corruption that isin the world through lust. 20:2, 3, 10] cast them into hell # 2:4 Greek Tartarus and committed them to chains # 2:4 Some manuscripts pits of gloomy darkness # Matt. 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the a knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,. What sin is meant? Peter also wrote about the Transfiguration (2 Peter 1:16-18), the inspiration of Scripture (2 Peter 1:21), and the certainty of the second coming of Christ (2 Peter 3:4-10). Jude 6; other manuscripts in 2 Peter read “pits of Tartarus.” Tartarus : a term borrowed from Greek mythology to indicate the infernal regions. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! There still remains the doubt whether "into chains of darkness" should go with "delivered" or with "cast down into hell." John Gill's Exposition of the Bible 2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned. New International Version (NIV) OUTLINE OF 2 PETER. Their Conduct, 2:1-3 B. A. God did not spare the angels, but He cast them down to a place of restraint, a kind of prison.. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very. 2 Peter 1:4 must not, as a simple intervening clause, be enclosed in parentheses; for although 2 Peter 1:5 is the principal clause standing related to the participial clause in 2 Peter 1:3, still the latter is determined, in the thought of it, by 2 Peter 1:4. διʼ ὧν] ὧν does not refer to the immediately preceding ἰδίᾳ δόξῃ κ. Bible > Interlinear > 2 Peter 2:4 2 Peter 2:4 2 Peter 2 - Click for Chapter. (4) For if God.--The sentence has no proper conclusion. Matt. Greek: Ei gar o theos aggelon hamarthsanton ouk epheisato, alla seirais zophou tartarosas paredoken eis krisin teroumenous, (). Not that which preceded the history of the human race, commonly called the fall of the angels--of that there is no record in the Old Testament; and, moreover, it affords no close analogy to the conduct of the false teachers. Into chains of darkness.--Critical reasons seem to require us to substitute dens, or caves, for "chains." Peterprobably wrot… 2 Peter 2:9 2 Peter 1:4 New International Version (NIV) 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. Jude 6).However, it is evident from the NT that demons roam freely over the earth, oppressing and even possessing people (cf. The Growth of Faith, 1:3-11 B. 2 Peter 2 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. All rights reserved worldwide. Exhortation to Christian Virtue. 4 Durch sie sind uns die kostbaren und allergrößten Verheißungen geschenkt, damit ihr durch sie Anteil bekommt an der göttlichen Natur, wenn ihr der Vergänglichkeit entflieht, die durch Begierde in der Welt ist. I. Greetings, 1:1-2 II. Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular. In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Peter II. contrariwise. Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. to be. Oktober 1715greg. But, except, however. Both arrangements are natural--this as being chronological, that of St. Jude for reasons stated in the Notes there. ), The angels that sinned.--Better, the angels for their sin: it gives the reason why they were not spared, and points to some definite sin. 25:41 to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but # See 1 Pet. So, the readers of both letters were probably the same people. Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? The Ground of Faith, 1:12-21 . III. Confirm Your Calling and Election. To spare, abstain, forbear. ), Cast them down to hell.--The Greek word occurs nowhere else, but its meaning is plain--to cast down to Tartarus; and though "Tartarus" occurs neither in the Old nor in the New Testament, it probably is the same as Gehenna. 2P iiP ii Pet). To thrust down to Tartarus or Gehenna. 5 So wendet allen Fleiß daran und erweist in eurem Glauben Tugend und in der Tugend Erkenntnis Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. to abstain or to treat leniently. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. 2 Peter 2:4 —Are fallen angels bound or are they free to tempt human beings?. A. 3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. 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