2 hthat you should remember the predictions of ithe holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, tTo him be the glory both now and to the day of ueternity. Last Week's Top Questions . 2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter's life (cf. 14 tGreet one another with the kiss of love. 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. Your cadversary the devil dprowls around elike a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Navigate by book, topic, passage, search and more. 17 uThese are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. 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. 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. 3 And rin their greed they will exploit you swith false words. 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, cwhat sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 3:20 preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought # ch. 2 Peter Greeting. Questions. Try it free for 30 days. 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. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness. In both of them gI am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 Peter 2:1 English Standard Version (ESV) False Prophets and Teachers 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. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. 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. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. 2 Peter 2 False Prophets and Teachers. 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. 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. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. 6:4-6; 10:26, 27; James 4:17]. My first question? 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. 12 iBut these, like irrational animals, jcreatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 2 Peter 1:10-11 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 5:7]; See James 5:5, Num. 2 Peter 2 ESV. 15 Forsaking the right way, qthey have gone astray. 7 and godliness lwith brotherly affection, and brotherly affection mwith love. 14 They have eyes full of adultery,7 ninsatiable for sin. Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. 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— Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. Some have argued that this date is too early for the writing of 2 Peter, but nothing in the book requires a later date. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 2 oshepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,1 pnot under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;2 qnot for shameful gain, but eagerly; 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; ta speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. They entice unsteady souls. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth qwill be blasphemed. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. 9 fResist him, gfirm in your faith, knowing that hthe same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. pAccursed children! 7 ycasting all your anxieties on him, because zhe cares for you. Bold and willful, they do not tremble gas they blaspheme the glorious ones, Cancel any time. They have hearts otrained in greed. So, the readers of both letters were probably the same people. Peterprobably wrot… wClothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for x“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”. Some Teachings. They have hearts trained in greed. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth q will be blasphemed. 8 For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or nunfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ESV Study Bible, Large Print, TruTone, Mahogany with Trellis Design, ESV Archaeology Study Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown), ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 27-Volume Old Testament Boxed Set, ESV Large Print Compact Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design). 4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell[a] and committed them to chains[b] of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;[c] 7 and 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, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9 then 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 those who indulge[e] in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. 10 If we say we have not sinned, wwe make him a liar, and xhis word is not in us. Read Explore Speakers Providers Download. Accursed children! Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. 4 And we are writing these things so kthat our1 joy may be complete. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for fnew heavens and a new earth gin which righteousness dwells. 4 And when tthe chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the uunfading vcrown of glory. Ask a Question. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,[f] while they feast with you. Watch our overview video on 2 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 12 By oSilvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, pI have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is qthe true grace of God. Questions. 11 hwhereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. Don't have an account? For the contextual rendering of the Greek word. 24:11], 1 Cor. What does it mean that, "Open rebuke is better than secret love"? Try it for 30 days FREE. 19 They promise them yfreedom, zbut they themselves are slaves8 of corruption. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does sMark, my son. 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. 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth nwas formed out of water and through water oby the word of God, (2) To love the brethren, not to purify our soul, but because it is pure. 23:4; Neh. Read 2 Peter chapter 3, in the English Standard Version (ESV). 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); 3 cthat which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed jour fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. Confirm Your Calling and Election 12:17, 18; 1 Tim. 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. 13 suffering wrong as kthe wage for their wrongdoing. 3:13; 4:5; Rev. Recent Questions . 4 lThey will say, “Where is the promise of mhis coming? Introduction, 1:1-2. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this vbody,8 wto stir you up by way of reminder, Showing videos by tag : 2 Peter ESV English Standard Version Audio Bible. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. 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. 14 xsince I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, yas our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. Ask Us! Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 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 Christ: 11:13; 1 Tim. 1 Simeon [1] Peter, a servant [2] 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: (Ro 1:12; Ro 3:21; 2Co 4:13; Tit 1:4; Tit 2:13) 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to … 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. 2 Peter 3:8–9 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and t a thousand years as one day. They entice unsteady souls. 11 nTo him be the dominion forever and ever. 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 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 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Need some help understanding theology? 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. 2 But m false prophets also arose among the people, n just as there will be false teachers among you, who will o secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master p who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. Even though I’m mad, should I give? (3) That we sacrifice, not as penance, but as an expression of praise. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come jin the last days with scoffing, kfollowing their own sinful desires. 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, 2 Peter 1 Greeting 1 Simeon Some manuscripts Simon Peter, a servant For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos , see Preface 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: 21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. 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. Why do we pray to God? 1 Simeon Some manuscripts Simon Peter, a servant For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface and apostle of Jesus Christ, . 14:3, 4], [2 Cor. Amen. 10 and especially fthose who indulge5 in the lust of defiling passion and gdespise authority. 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. In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. 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; You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 4:1; [Matt. They have followed rthe way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved sgain from wrongdoing, $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. In both of them # ch. 2 Peter 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. rStand firm in it. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,6 while mthey feast with you. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. They count it pleasure lto revel in the daytime. The Day of the Lord Will Come. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. (1) To be holy, not to secure an inheritance, but because we already have it. 2 Peter 1:5-7 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 6 nIf we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and odo not practice the truth. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 3 not rdomineering over those in your charge, but sbeing examples to the flock. 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. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! Bible Reader with fully formatted text and multiple versions and languages available. 1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. 20 For if, [a] 2 Peter 2:18 after they have escaped the defilements of the world [b] See 2 Peter 1:2 through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, [c] Matthew 12:45 the last state has become worse for them than the first. 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on fthe holy mountain. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. 9 uIf we confess our sins, he is vfaithful and just to forgive us our sins and rto cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The error combated is comparable to the kind of heresy present in the first century. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith iwith virtue,5 and virtue jwith knowledge, Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. 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 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. 6 xHumble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not... Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brothers. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. Learn more. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves[h] of corruption. 9 u The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise v as some count slowness, but w is patient toward you, 1 x not wishing that any should perish, but y … All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 2 Peter - ESV. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. Ask a Question Got a Bible related Question? 6:20; 7:23; Gal. Check out our free church library, church online … 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 2 Peter 2:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:4, NIV: "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;" 2 Peter 2:4, ESV: "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;" 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control kwith steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”. 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. Amen. Read the Bible. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 15 And count lthe patience of our Lord as salvation, just as mour beloved brother Paul also wrote to you naccording to the wisdom given him, 14 hTherefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him iwithout spot or jblemish, and kat peace. 8 sIf we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and tthe truth is not in us. Download the most popular Bible versions to use even when the Internet is unavailable. 18:24; Luke 12:47; Heb. 1 But m false prophets also arose among the people, n just as there will be false teachers among you, who will o secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master p who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter Study (ESV) study guide by TMCGD2001 includes 27 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. 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