2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter's life (cf. 18 But sgrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 11 nTo him be the dominion forever and ever. 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him fwho called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 2 Peter Greeting. This is the New King James Version of the New Testament book of 2 Peter. 7 But pif we walk in the light, qas he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and rthe blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. Ask Us! 2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter's life (cf. 2 gthe life hwas made manifest, and we have seen it, and itestify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, awhich was with the Father and hwas made manifest to us— 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come jin the last days with scoffing, kfollowing their own sinful desires. 7 But by the same word rthe heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and sdestruction of the ungodly. 4 For if God did not spare (I)angels when they sinned, but (J)cast them into hell[a] and committed them to chains[b] of gloomy darkness (K)to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but (L)preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought (M)a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 if by (N)turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, (O)making them an example of (P)what is going to happen to the ungodly;[c] 7 and (Q)if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, (R)he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9 then (S)the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,[d] and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially (T)those who indulge[e] in the lust of defiling passion and (U)despise authority. 2 Peter 1:10-11 | ESV calling obedience kingdom By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 6 xHumble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 2 Peter - How to Be Kept From Falling - Precept Workbook (ESV) In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. 19 They promise them (AN)freedom, (AO)but they themselves are slaves[h] of corruption. Verse Concepts. 9 fResist him, gfirm in your faith, knowing that hthe same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become gpartakers of the divine nature, hhaving escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. Acts 20:30; 2 Cor. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 20 For if, aafter they have escaped the defilements of the world bthrough the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, cthe last state has become worse for them than the first. 11 hwhereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, cwhat sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 2 Peter 1:3-11 ESV His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 4 For if God did not spare # Jude 6 angels when they sinned, but # [Rev. 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on fthe holy mountain. 12:17, 18; 1 Tim. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of … We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. 25:41 to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but # See 1 Pet. 6:20; 7:23; Gal. 1 aThat which was bfrom the beginning, cwhich we have heard, dwhich we have seen with our eyes, ewhich we looked upon and fhave touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— Read the Bible. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. English Standard Version Update. Since Peter was martyred during the reign of Nero, his death must have occurred prior to a.d. 68; so it is very likely that he wrote 2 Peter between 65 and 68. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth (E)will be blasphemed. 7 and godliness lwith brotherly affection, and brotherly affection mwith love. 2 Peter 2 English Standard Version << 2 Peter 1 | 2 Peter 2 | 2 Peter 3 >> False Prophets and Teachers. 2 Peter 2:2 ESV And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 1 - Simeon* Peter, a servant* and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus … 4 lThey will say, “Where is the promise of mhis coming? Ask a Question Got a Bible related Question? 2 Peter 3. They have hearts otrained in greed. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 14:3, 4], [2 Cor. For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 lThis is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that mGod is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 15:16; 1 Pet. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does sMark, my son. 3 And rin their greed they will exploit you swith false words. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you san entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. False Prophets and Teachers. 9 uThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise vas some count slowness, but wis patient toward you,1 xnot wishing that any should perish, but ythat all should reach repentance. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith iwith virtue,5 and virtue jwith knowledge, 23:4; Neh. 3:20 preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought # ch. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, e“This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,” 1:12-15), after he had written a prior letter to the same readers (probably 1 Peter). Cancel any time. False Prophets and Teachers. 6 if by zturning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, amaking them an example of bwhat is going to happen to the ungodly;3 3:1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. 19 And gwe have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention has to a lamp shining in a dark place, until ithe day jdawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, Bold and willful, they do not tremble gas they blaspheme the glorious ones, Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 10 And iafter you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, jwho has called you to his keternal glory in Christ, will himself lrestore, mconfirm, strengthen, and establish you. 4:1; [Matt. 6 nIf we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and odo not practice the truth. 13:13; 1 Thess. (H)Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 18 For, wspeaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely xescaping from those who live in error. wClothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for x“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”. Bold and willful, they do not tremble (V)as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 (W)whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. rStand firm in it. God, Faithfulness Of evangelism, motivation for God's attitude towards people God, Patience Of God, Will Of Punishment, Delayed Hesitation God's Promises Remembering Repentance, Importance Of Restraint Sin, And God's Character Longsuffering Of God Divine Delays Salvation, Possible To All Men Age Of Accountability. 4 For if God did not spare uangels when they sinned, but vcast them into hell1 and committed them to chains2 of gloomy darkness wto be kept until the judgment; 2 Peter. 2 But mfalse prophets also arose among the people, njust as there will be false teachers among you, who will osecretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master pwho bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,6 while mthey feast with you. Your cadversary the devil dprowls around elike a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. Font Size. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. (AE)Accursed children! 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. False Prophets and Teachers 1 But (a) false prophets also arose among the people, (b) just as there will be false teachers among you, who will (c) secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master (d) who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 14 tGreet one another with the kiss of love. ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 1–2 Peter and Jude Paperback – October 31, 2018 by ESV Bibles by Crossway (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 15 ratings Even though I’m mad, should I give? They have followed (AG)the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved (AH)gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; (AI)a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness. 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, dhe was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this vbody,8 wto stir you up by way of reminder, 17 uThese are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. Last Week's Top Questions . 2 Peter 2. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. English Standard Version 2 Peter 2. 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 … 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 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth qwill be blasphemed. 5 So I exhort the elders among you, mas a fellow elder and na witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 12 Therefore I intend talways to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in uthe truth that you have. 15 Forsaking the right way, (AF)they have gone astray. 12 (X)But these, like irrational animals, (Y)creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as (Z)the wage for their wrongdoing. In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. 2 Peter 2 English Standard Version False Prophets and Teachers 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. (AK)For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 3 not rdomineering over those in your charge, but sbeing examples to the flock. 2 Peter 1. 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and qelection, for if you practice these qualities ryou will never fall. Ask a Question. Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. tTo him be the glory both now and to the day of ueternity. 17 You therefore, beloved, qknowing this beforehand, rtake care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 7 and cif he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked Read 2 Peter 3 from the ESV Bible online. 13 suffering wrong as kthe wage for their wrongdoing. 19 They promise them yfreedom, zbut they themselves are slaves8 of corruption. Some have argued that this date is too early for the writing of 2 Peter, but nothing in the book requires a later date. 2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. oThere are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, pas they do the other Scriptures. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 21 For dit would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from ethe holy commandment delivered to them. 2 Peter 1:10 ESV - Therefore, brothers, be… | Biblia 10 bI am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. 5:9; [Ex. 8 sIf we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and tthe truth is not in us. (1) Introducing a letter from Peter, to believers. The error combated is comparable to the kind of heresy present in the first century. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version << 1 Peter 5 | 2 Peter 1 | 2 Peter 2 >> Salutation. vFor them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 1:18; Rev. English Standard Version (ESV), For the contextual rendering of the Greek word. 21 For (AS)it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from (AT)the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The fdog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”. 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. To insist that the se… 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control kwith steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 15 Forsaking the right way, qthey have gone astray. Cancel any time. 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but xpreserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought ya flood upon the world of the ungodly; 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The (AU)dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 10 But zthe day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then athe heavens will pass away with a roar, and bthe heavenly bodies2 will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.3. 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed pwas deluged with water and qperished. 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; ta speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins. 12 dwaiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and ethe heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought … 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and ta thousand years as one day. 3 And (F)in their greed they will exploit you (G)with false words. 7 ycasting all your anxieties on him, because zhe cares for you. 2 But (A)false prophets also arose among the people, (B)just as there will be false teachers among you, who will (C)secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master (D)who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for fnew heavens and a new earth gin which righteousness dwells. 9 uIf we confess our sins, he is vfaithful and just to forgive us our sins and rto cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 2 Peter Rank: 1. 2 Peter 1 – The Sure Christian Life A. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. 18:24; Luke 12:47; Heb. 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