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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 2:5

    CHAPTERS: 2 Peter 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22




    King James Bible - 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;

    World English Bible

    and didn't spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 2:5

    And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 αρχαιου 744 κοσμου 2889 ουκ 3756 εφεισατο 5339 5662 αλλ 235 ογδοον 3590 νωε 3575 δικαιοσυνης 1343 κηρυκα 2783 εφυλαξεν 5442 5656 κατακλυσμον 2627 κοσμω 2889 ασεβων 765 επαξας 1863 5660

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (5) -
    Ge 6:1-8:22 Job 22:15,16 Mt 24:37-39 Lu 17:26,27 Heb 11:7

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:5

    y si no perdon al mundo viejo, mas guard a No, predicador de justicia, con otras siete personas, trayendo el diluvio sobre el mundo de malvados;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 2:5

    Verse 5. Spared not the old
    world] The apostle's argument is this: If God spared not the rebellious angels, nor the sinful antediluvians, nor the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha, he will not spare those wicked teachers who corrupt the pure doctrines of Christianity.

    Saved Noah the eighth] Some think that the words should be translated, Noah the eighth preacher of righteousness; but it seems most evident, from 1 Pet. iii. 20, that eight persons are here meant, which were the whole that were saved in the ark, viz. Shem, Ham, Japhet, and their three wives, six; Noah's wife seven; and Noah himself the eighth. The form of expression, ogdoon mwe, Noah the eighth, i.e. Noah and seven more, is most common in the Greek language. So in APPIAN, Bell. Pun., p. 12, tritov de pote en sphlaiw kruptomenov elaqe, sometimes he the third (i.e. he with two others) lay hid in a cave. ANDOCIDES, Orat. iv. p. 2xc5: aireqeiv epi toutw dekatov autov, he himself the tenth (i.e. he and nine others) were chosen to this. See a number of other examples in Kypke.

    World of the ungodly] A whole race without God - without any pure worship or rational religion.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. And spared not the old world , etc.] In distinction from the present world, that now is; which was, as it were, formed anew out of that which was destroyed by the deluge. The Vulgate Latin version renders it, the original world; and the Ethiopic version, the first world; it designs the ancient inhabitants of the world, as it was from the beginning, before the flood; who, being wicked, were not spared by God, but had just punishment inflicted on them: but saved Noah the eighth person ; not the eighth from Adam, as Enoch is said to be the seventh from him, ( Jude 1:14) for he was the tenth; nor is it to be read with the following clause, the eighth preacher of righteousness; but he was the eighth person, or one of the eight persons, saved from the flood; (see 1 Peter 3:20) hence the Ethiopic version, rather as a paraphrase than a version, renders it, but caused to remain seven souls with Noah; whom he saved; Hottinger and Dr. Hammond observe, from the Arabic writers, that the mountain on which the ark rested, and a town near it, were called Themenim; that is, the eight, from the number of persons then and there saved: a preacher of righteousness ; of the righteousness of God, in all his ways and works, and in case he should destroy the world by a flood, as he had threatened; and of civil and moral righteousness among men, both by words, during the building of the ark, and by works, by his own example, in his righteous life and conversation; and of the righteousness of faith, or of Christ, by which he was justified and of which he was an heir, ( Hebrews 11:7), the Jews say that Noah was a prophet; and they represent him also, as a preacher, and even tell us the very words he used in his exhortations to the old world f17 , saying, be ye turned from your evil ways and works, lest the waters of the flood come upon you, and cut off all the seed of the children of men: but though Noah, a preacher of righteousness, was saved, false teachers cannot expect to escape divine vengeance; who only are transformed as ministers of righteousness, but in truth are ministers of unrighteousness; opposers of the righteousness of Christ, and live unrighteous lives and conversations, and so their end will be according to their works: bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly ; or the ungodly of the world, as a[ra y[r the ungodly of the earth f18 ; (see Psalm 75:8) though here it indeed means a whole world of wicked men, all but a very few, which were destroyed by the flood. This expresses both the wickedness of the men of that generation, the imagination of the thoughts of whose heart were evil continually; and whose lives were filled up with uncleanness, violence, rapine, oppression, injustice, and corruption, of all sorts; and likewise the large numbers of them, there was a whole world of them; and yet this did not secure them from the wrath of God, but served to stir it up the more; wherefore false teachers and their followers must not build upon their numbers, or hope to be screened from just punishment on that account; since a world of ungodly men were, for their wickedness, at once swept away, with a flood of God's bringing upon them; causing that very useful and serviceable element of water to be the means of their destruction; for this was not a casual thing, which came of itself, or by chance, but was of God himself, who broke up the fountains of the great deep, and opened the windows of heaven, and destroyed at once all mankind, men, women, and children, and every living creature, excepting what were with Noah in the ark: and since they were persons of such a character as here described, it is not to be thought their punishment is ended here; it is the general notion of the Jews f19 , that the generation of the flood shall have no part in the world to come, nor shall they stand in judgment.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-9 - Though the way of error is a hurtful way, many are always ready to wal therein. Let us take care we give no occasion to the
    enemy to blasphem the holy name whereby we are called, or to speak evil of the way of salvation by Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life These seducers used feigned words, they deceived the hearts of their followers. Such are condemned already, and the wrath of God abides upo them. God's usual method of proceeding is shown by examples. Angel were cast down from all their glory and dignity, for their disobedience. If creatures sin, even in heaven, they must suffer i hell. Sin is the work of darkness, and darkness is the wages of sin See how God dealt with the old world. The number of offenders no mor procures favour, than their quality. If the sin be universal, the punishment shall likewise extend to all. If in a fruitful soil the people abound in sin, God can at once turn a fruitful land int barrenness, and a well-watered country into ashes. No plans or politic can keep off judgments from a sinful people. He who keeps fire an water from hurting his people, Isa 43:2, can make either destroy his enemies; they are never safe. When God sends destruction on the ungodly, he commands deliverance for the righteous. In bad company we cannot but get either guilt or grief. Let the sins of others be troubles to us. Yet it is possible for the children of the Lord, livin among the most profane, to retain their integrity; there being mor power in the grace of Christ, and his dwelling in them, than in the temptations of Satan, or the example of the wicked, with all their terrors or allurements. In our intentions and inclinations to commi sin, we meet with strange hinderances, if we mark them When we inten mischief, God sends many stops to hinder us, as if to say, Take hee what you do. His wisdom and power will surely effect the purposes of his love, and the engagements of his truth; while wicked men ofte escape suffering here, because they are kept to the day of judgment, to be punished with the devil and his angels.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 αρχαιου 744 κοσμου 2889 ουκ 3756 εφεισατο 5339 5662 αλλ 235 ογδοον 3590 νωε 3575 δικαιοσυνης 1343 κηρυκα 2783 εφυλαξεν 5442 5656 κατακλυσμον 2627 κοσμω 2889 ασεβων 765 επαξας 1863 5660

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    Saved (efulaxen). Rev., preserved. See on 1 Pet. i. 4, and compare "the Lord shut him in" (Gen. vii. 16).

    Noah the eighth person. So the A.V., literally. Rev. is more perspicuous however: Noah with seven others. Compare 1 Pet. iii. 20.

    A preacher (khruka). Lit., a herald. Compare the kindred verb khrussw, to preach, everywhere in New Testament. The word herald is beautifully suggestive, at many points, of the office of a gospel minister. In the Homeric age the herald partook of the character of an ambassador. He summoned the assembly and kept order in it, and had charge of arrangements at sacrifices and festivals. The office of the heralds was sacred, and their persons inviolable; hence they were employed to bear messages between enemies. The symbol of their office was the herald's staff, or caduceus, born by Mercury, the herald-God. This was originally an olive-branch with fillets, which were afterward formed into snakes, according to the legend that Mercury found two snakes fighting and separated them with his wand, from which circumstances they were used as an emblem of peace. Plato ("Laws," xii., 941) thus speaks of the fidelity entailed by the office: "If any herald or ambassador carry a false message to any other city, or bring back a false message from the city to which he is sent, or be proved to have brought back, whether from friends or enemies, in his capacity of herald or ambassador, what they have never said - let him be indicted for having offended, contrary to the law, in the sacred office and appointment of Hermes and Zeus, and let there be a penalty fixed which he shall suffer or pay if he be convicted." In later times, their position as messengers between nations at war was emphasized. In Herodotus (i., 21), the word herald is used as synonymous with apostle. "Alyattes sent a herald (khruka) to Miletus in hopes of concluding a truce, etc. The herald (apostolov) went on his way to Miletus." A priestly house at Athens bore the name of khrukev, heralds.

    Bringing in (epaxav). The verb may be said to be used by Peter only. Besides this passage and ver. 1, it occurs only at Acts v. 28, where Luke probably received the account from Peter as the principal actor: "ye intend to bring upon us (epagagein) this man's blood."

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22


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