fol. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. The third instance of God’s vengeance is so prolonged by the addition respecting Lot, that the apodosis is wanting, the writer in his eagerness having lost the thread of the construction. God's usual method of proceeding is shown by examples. 2 Peter 1:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:4, NIV: "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." Close. Jude 6).However, it is evident from the NT that demons roam freely over the earth, oppressing and even possessing people (cf. 77. in gloomy pits of darkness, # 2:4b Some manuscripts read in chains of gloom. (1-9) An account of these seducers, as exceedingly wicked. where they are being held until the day of judgment. Step by step they are given to Tartarus, until at last they shall be wholly bound to it. hell—Greek, "Tartarus": nowhere else in New Testament or the Septuagint: equivalent to the usual Greek, "Gehenna." 3. 2. 2nd Peter #1 - Power Under Pressure. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 32. Sin is the work of darkness, and darkness is the wages of sin. & 18. In this final sermon from the 2 Peter series, Pastor Mark preaches from 2 Peter 3 where, nearing the end of his life, Peter tells the people to stay steadfast in their faith, keep telling others about Jesus, and to keep their Bibles and their hearts open. 45. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;" This is speaking of those who profess to know God, but are really not His. 2020-08-04. There still remains the doubt whether “into chains of darkness” should go with “delivered” or with “cast down into hell.” The former arrangement seems the better. (See Note on 1Corinthians 10:4. He who keeps fire and water from hurting his people, #Isa 43:2|, can make either destroy his enemies; they are never safe. (17-22)1-9 Though the way of error is a hurtful way, many are always ready to walk therein. See how God dealt with the old world. From Τάρταρος, Tartarus. 2020-08-10. The questions of authorship and date are closely related. Those who stood are called in Scripture, the holy angels. "(Hanse, "lanchanō," TDNT 4:1-2). (See Note on Matthew 5:22.). 1. into chains—(Jude 6). 3. CHAPTER 1. Reasons for this include its linguistic differences from 1 Peter, its apparent use of Jude, possible allusions to 2nd-century gnosticism, encouragement in the wake of a delayed parousia, and weak external support.. 2 Peter 3:3–4 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come j in the last days with scoffing, k following their own sinful desires. 2 Peter chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 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.. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. The false teachers and their judgment (2 Peter 2:1-3).Historical illustration of Divine judgment on the wicked, and care of the righteous (2 Peter 2:4-10 a). 3. God spared not; or "had no mercy on", as the Arabic version renders it; he did not forgive their sin, nor provide a Saviour for them; but directly, and at once, notwithstanding the dignity and excellency of their nature, in strict justice, and awful severity, without any mercy, inflicted due punishment on them; wherefore it cannot be thought that false teachers, who, as they, abide not in the truth, but deny and oppose it, should escape the vengeance of God: but cast them down to hell; they were hurled out of heaven, from whence they fell as lightning, into the "lowest", or inferior places, as the Syriac version renders it; either into the air, as in Ephesians 2:2 or into the earth; as in Revelation 12:9 or into the deep, the abyss, the bottomless pit, where they are detained, as in a prison, Luke 8:31 though for certain reasons, and at certain times, are suffered to come forth, and rove about in this earth, and in the air: and these, when removed from their ancient seats in heaven, were not merely bid to go away, as the wicked will at the day of judgment; or were "drove" out, as Adam was from the garden of Eden; but "cast down"; with great power, indignation, wrath, and contempt, never to be raised and restored again: and delivered them into chains of darkness: leaving them under the guilt of sin, which is the power of darkness, and in black despair; shutting them up in unbelief, impenitence, and hardness of mind; being holden with the cords of their sins, and in the most dreadful state of bondage and captivity to their lusts, in just judgment on them; and in the most miserable and uncomfortable condition, being driven from the realms of light, deprived of the face and presence of God, in the utmost horror and trembling, and fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery indignation to consume them; and in utter darkness, without the least glimmering of light, joy, peace, and comfort; and where there is nothing but weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth; and being also under the restraints of the power and providence of God, and not able to stir or move, or do anything without divine permission; and being likewise, by the everlasting, unalterable, and inscrutable purposes and decrees of God, appointed to everlasting wrath and destruction; by which they are consigned and bound over to it, and held fast, that they cannot escape it: to be reserved unto judgment: to the day of judgment, to the last and general judgment; the judgment of torment, as the Syriac version here calls it; the words may be rendered, "and delivered them to be kept at judgment, in chains of darkness"; when they will be in full torment, which they are not yet in; and then they will be cast into the lake of fire prepared for them, and be everlastingly shut up in the prison of hell from whence they will never more be suffered to go out; till which time they are indeed under restraints, and are held in by Christ, who has the power of binding and loosing them at pleasure; and who then, as the Judge of men and devils, will bring them forth, and pass and execute sentence on them. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 1. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. His wisdom and power will surely effect the purposes of his love, and the engagements of his truth; while wicked men often escape suffering here, because they are kept to the day of judgment, to be punished with the devil and his angels.10-16 Impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. 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: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (d) Bound them with darkness as with chains: and by darkness he means that most miserable state of life that is full of horror. 4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. 2 Peter 2:4. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. In the midst of their talk of liberty, these men are the vilest slaves; their own lusts gain a complete victory over them, and they are actually in bondage. delivered—as the judge delivers the condemned prisoner to the officers (Re 20:2). After Jesus rose from the grave, He had a special conversation with Peter about how the apostle would die: “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” (k) Sepher Bahir in Zohar in Gen. fol. ((l) Zohar in Gen. fol. Only here in New Testament. Problem: Peter affirms in this passage that God cast the fallen angels “down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment” (cf. 2nd Peter #2 - 25 Prophecies That Prove the Bible is True. 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