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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 2:9

    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 2:9

    The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

    World English Bible

    the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the
    day of judgment;

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 2:9

    The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly from temptation, but to reserve the unjust unto the
    day of judgment to be tormented.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the
    day of judgment to be punished:

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (9) -
    Job 5:19 Ps 34:15-19 1Co 10:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:9

    sabe el Seor librar de tentacin a los píos, y reservar a los injustos para ser atormentados en el día del juicio;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 2:9

    Verse 9. The
    Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly] The preservation and deliverance of Lot gave the apostle occasion to remark, that God knew as well to save as to destroy; and that his goodness led him as forcibly to save righteous Lot, as his justice did to destroy the rebellious in the instances already adduced. And the design of the apostle in producing these examples is to show to the people to whom he was writing that, although God would destroy those false teachers, yet he would powerfully save his faithful servants from their contagion and from their destruction. We should carefully observe, 1. That the godly man is not to be preserved from temptation. 2. That he will be preserved in temptation. 3. That he will be delivered out of it.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. The
    Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly , etc.] That fear him, as the Syriac version renders it; or that rightly worship, as the Arabic; such as Noah and Lot, men that know God in Christ spiritually and experimentally; that believe in him, love him, fear him, worship him in spirit and truth, and live soberly, righteously, and godly. This verse is a conclusion from the preceding instances and examples, respecting both the mercy and justice of God; the mercy of God in delivering the godly and righteous out of temptations; by which are meant, not the temptations of Satan to sin, distrust, and despondency, though the Lord knows how, and is both able and willing to, and does deliver them from them; but afflictions and tribulations, such as Noah and Lot were exposed to; and which are so called, because they try the graces, particularly the faith and patience of the godly; and to deliver from these is the Lord's work: he grants his presence in them; he supports under them; he sanctifies them to them, and in his own time delivers out of them; for he knows how, and by what means, and when to do it, and is both able and willing: he has determined to do it, for the nature, measure, and duration of afflictions are fixed by him, and in his providence he does do it, as the instances before given prove. And to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished . This is that part of the conclusion from the above premises, respecting the justice of God; and by the unjust are designed, persons without a righteousness, and that are full of all unrighteousness, and take pleasure in it, and live unrighteous lives, committing acts of injustice, both with respect to God and men; and the Lord, that has reserved the fallen angels in chains of darkness unto judgment, knows how to reserve in prison, as the Arabic version renders it, the souls of those in hell, and their bodies in the grave unto the day of judgment; of the last and general judgment, when Christ shall judge both quick and dead, and bring every secret thing to light, which that day shall declare, God has appointed to judge the world in; in order to be punished in soul and body, with everlasting and complete destruction, which, as yet, is not. This phrase, the day of judgment, is used in Judith and is a Jewish one. Woe to the nations that rise up against my kindred! the Lord Almighty will take vengeance of them in the day of judgment, in putting fire and worms in their flesh; and they shall feel them, and weep for ever. (Judith 16:17) Ver. 10. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh , etc.] Not merely after the dictates of corrupt nature, as all men, and even God's elect do, in a state of unregeneracy; but after strange flesh, as ( Jude 1:7) expresses it, after the flesh of men: in the lust of uncleanness ; not of fornication and adultery, but of sodomy, and sodomitical practices; sins exceeding great, not only contrary to the law and light of nature, but dishonourable to human nature; and are what prevail where idolatry, infidelity, errors, and heresies do; and which, as they are sins of the deepest dye, deserve the greater damnation, and are chiefly and more especially punished by God with great severity: and despise government : of parents, to whom these proud boasters and blasphemers are generally disobedient; and of masters, pretending it to be contrary to their Christian liberty; and of magistrates on the same account, and as being a restraint upon their lusts; which is to despise the ordinance of God, his representatives, and to introduce anarchy and confusion, and to open a door to all manner of sin; and also the government of Christ, as head of the church, and King of Zion, whom they will not have to reign over them, and therefore reject his laws, and submit not to his ordinances; and likewise the government of the world itself by God; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, despise their Creator; denying his omniscience and his providence, giving out that he neither sees, observes, and takes notice of what is done in the world; nor does he himself do either good or evil, or concern himself about what is done by men. Presumptuous [are they] ; bold and daring, not fearing to speak against men of the most exalted character on earth, and against God himself in heaven; (see Psalm 73:8,9). Selfwilled ; pleased with themselves, and their own conceits, their dogmas and opinions, with their high sense and profound judgment; and being obstinate in their sentiments, and resolutely bent to retain and defend them. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignities ; or glories; of the apostles, who were set in the first place in the church, and were the glory of Christ, ( 1 Corinthians 12:28 2 Corinthians 8:23); or of angels, styled thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers; or rather of civil magistrates, set in high places, and to whom glory and honour are due; which to do is contrary to the law of God, and of dangerous consequence, ( Exodus 22:28 Ecclesiastes 10:20).

    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

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    9. Godly (eusebeiv). Used by Peter only. Compare
    Acts x. 2, 7. The reading at Acts xxii. 12, is eujlabhv, devout. See on ch. i. 3. Temptation (peirasmou). See on 1 Pet. i. 6.

    To reserve (threin). See on 1 Pet. i. 4. Rev., keep, is not an improvement.

    To be punished (kolazomenouv). Only here and Acts iv. 21, where the narrative probably came from Peter. The participle here is, lit., being punished, and therefore the A.V. is wrong. Rev., rightly, under punishment. Compare Matt. xxv. 46.

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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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