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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 2:17


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    King James Bible - 2 Peter 2:17

    These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

    World English Bible

    These are wells without
    water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 2:17

    These are
    fountains without water, and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    These are wells without
    water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (17) -
    Job 6:14-17 Jer 14:3 Ho 6:4 Jude 1:12,13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:17

    Estos son fuentes sin agua, y nubes traídas de torbellino de viento; para los cuales est guardada eternalmente la oscuridad de las tinieblas.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 2:17

    Verse 17. These are wells without
    water] Persons who, by their profession, should furnish the water of life to souls athirst for salvation; but they have not this water; they are teachers without ability to instruct; they are sowers, and have no seed in their basket. Nothing is more cheering in the deserts of the east than to meet with a well of water; and nothing more distressing, when parched with thirst, than to meet with a well that contains no water.

    Clouds that are carried with a tempest] In a time of great drought, to see clouds beginning to cover the face of the heavens raises the expectation of rain; but to see these carried off by a sudden tempest is a dreary disappointment. These false teachers were equally as unprofitable as the empty well, or the light, dissipated cloud.

    To whom the mist of darkness is reserved] That is, an eternal separation from the presence of God, and the glory of his power. They shall be thrust into outer darkness, Matt. viii. 12; into the utmost degrees of misery and despair. False and corrupt teachers will be sent into the lowest hell; and be "the most downcast, underfoot vassals of perdition." It is scarcely necessary to notice a various reading here, which, though very different in sound, is nearly the same in sense. Instead of nefelai, clouds, which is the common reading, kai omiclai, and mists, or perhaps more properly thick darkness, from omou, together, and acluv, darkness, is the reading in ABC, sixteen others, Erpen's Arabic, later Syriac, Coptic, AEthiopic, and Vulgate, and several of the fathers. This reading Griesbach has admitted into the text.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. These are wells without water , etc.] Which look large and deep, promise much, and have nothing in them; so these men looked like angels of light, transformed themselves as ministers of righteousness, had a form of godliness, and boasted of their great knowledge; promised great advantages to their followers, but were like deceitful brooks, or dry wells, and so disappointed those that came to them, and attended on them; having nothing but the filth and slime of error and iniquity, being destitute both of the grace of God, comparable to water, and of the truth of heavenly doctrine, which is like the rain that fills the wells, pools, and fountains. Clouds that are carried with a tempest ; these false teachers may be compared to clouds for their number, for many antichrists and false prophets soon came into the world; and for their sudden rise in the churches, into which they crept privily and unawares; and because of the general darkness they spread, for when errors and heresies prevail it is a dark and cloudy day with the churches, a day of gloominess and darkness, of thick darkness, a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy; and because of the height of them, especially light clouds, as these are compared to, who are high in their own conceits and imaginations, and think, and give out themselves to be some great persons; and also because of their sudden destruction, which lingers and slumbers not, but comes upon them in a moment, and their glory passes away like the morning cloud: and these may be said to be as clouds carried with a tempest: of their own lusts and passions, by which they are governed, and are led, and carried away with the force of them, and have no power to resist them, being under the dominion of them, and captives to them; and of Satan's temptations, who works effectually in them, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, and being taken in his snare, are led captive by him at his will: Jude says, carried about of winds, ( Jude 1:12), with every wind of false doctrine, like meteors in the air; are never at a point, always unsteady and unsettled, and ready to embrace every new and upstart notion: to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever ; the nature of their punishment is expressed by darkness, the blackest darkness, the mist of darkness, and which Jude calls blackness of darkness, the same with utter darkness; and which signifies a most forlorn and uncomfortable condition, and is a righteous judgment, and just retaliation upon them who studied to darken counsel by words without knowledge; and the certainty of their punishment is signified by its being reserved, even as the happiness of the saints, and the safety and sureness of it are represented by an inheritance reserved in heaven: and as God has his treasures, magazines, and stores of grace and mercy, felicity and glory, for his people; so he has his wrath and vengeance reserved, laid up in store with him, and sealed up among his treasures, which he will surely bring forth in his own time: and the duration of this punishment is for ever; it is a worm that never dies, a fire that is never quenched, ( Isaiah 66:24) ( Mark 9:44,46,48); it is everlasting fire and burnings, the smoke of which ascends for ever and ever.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 17-22 - The word of
    truth is the water of life, which refreshes the souls tha receive it; but deceivers spread and promote error, and are set fort as empty, because there is no truth in them. As clouds hinder the ligh of the sun, so do these darken counsel by words wherein there is n truth. Seeing that these men increase darkness in this world, it is very just that the mist ofdarkness should be their portion in the next 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 ar actually in bondage. When men are entangled, they are easily overcome therefore Christians should keep close to the word of God, and watc against all who seek to bewilder them. A state of apostacy is wors than a state of ignorance. To bring an evil report upon the good way of God, and a false charge against the way of truth, must expose to the heaviest condemnation. How dreadful is the state here described! Ye though such a case is deplorable, it is not utterly hopeless; the lepe may be made clean, and even the dead may be raised. Is thy backslidin a grief to thee? Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17. Wells (phgai). Better, as Rev.,
    springs; yet the Rev. has retained well at John iv. 14, where the change would have given more vividness to Christ's metaphor, which is that of an ever upleaping, living fountain. Without water. As so often in the East, where the verdure excites the traveler's hope of water. Compare Jer. ii. 13, and the contrast presented in Isa. xlviii. 11; Prov. x. 11; xiii. 14.

    Clouds. The A.V. has followed the Tex. Rec., nefelai, as in Jude 12. The correct reading is oJmiclai, mists, found only here in New Testament. So Rev.

    With a tempest (upo lailapov). Rev., by a storm. The word occurs only twice elsewhere - Mark iv. 37; Luke vii. 23 - in the parallel accounts of the storm on the lake, which Jesus calmed by his word. There on the lake Peter was at home, as well as with the Lord on that occasion; and the peculiar word describing a whirlwind - one of those sudden storms so frequent on that lake (see note on the word, Mark iv. 37) - would be the first to occur to him. Compare Paul's similar figure, Eph. iv. 14. Blackness (zofov). See on ver. 4, and compare Jude 13.

    Of darkness (tou skotouv). Lit., the darkness, denoting a well-understood doom.

    Is reserved (tethrhtai). Lit., hath been reserved, as Rev. See on 1 Peter i. 4; 2 Pet. ii. 4.

    Forever. The best texts omit.



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