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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Peter 2

 

 

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Verse 1

laying aside = having put away. Greek. apotithemi. See Romans 13:12.

malice. App-128.

guile. See Acts 13:10.

evil speakings. Greek. katalalia. See 2 Corinthians 12:20.


Verse 2

newborn. Greek. artigennetos. Only here.

babes. App-108.

desire = earnestly desire. Greek. epipotheo. See Romans 1:11. Compare Proverbs 2:1-6.

sincere. Greek. adolos = without guile. Only here.

milk. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:2.

of the word. Greek. logikos. Only here and Romans 12:1, where it is rendered "reasonable". The milk to be found in the Word of God is in the highest sense. "reasonable". See 1 Peter 3:15.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

thereby = in (App-104.) it. Compare 2 Peter 3:18. The texts add "unto (App-104.) salvation".


Verse 3

If so be = If. App-118.

have. Omit.

tasted. Compare Hebrews 6:4, Hebrews 6:5.

Lord. App-98.

gracious. App-184.


Verse 4

To. App-104.

as unto. Omit.

living. App-170.

disallowed = having been rejected. Greek. apodokimazo, as Matthew 21:42.

of. App-104.

men. App-123.

of = in the sight of. App-104.

God. App-98.

precious. Greek. entimos. See Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:29.


Verse 5

lively = living. App-170.

spiritual. See 1 Corinthians 12:1.

priesthood. Greek. hierateuma. Only here and 1 Peter 2:9.

offer up. Greek. anaphero. See Hebrews 7:27.

acceptable. Greek. euprosdektos. See Romans 15:16.

Jesus Christ. App-98.


Verse 6

Wherefore also. The texts read "Because", as 1 Peter 1:16.

contained. Greek. periecho. Only here; Luke 5:9. Acts 23:25.

Behold. App-133.

chief corner. See Ephesians 2:20.

believeth on. App-150.

confounded = put to shame. Greek. kataischuno. See Romans 5:5. Quoted from Isaiah 28:16. App-107.


Verse 7

Unto = To.

believe. App-150.

He is precious. Greek. time = the honour, or preciousness. The verb to be supplied is "belongs", or "attaches". The preciousness in Christ is reckoned unto you that believe. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:30.

disobedient. Greek. apeitheo. See Acts 14:2. The texts read apisteo, as Romans 3:3.

is made = became.

the head = for (App-104.) the head.


Verse 8

stumbling. Greek. proskomma. See Romans 9:32.

offence. Greek. skandalon. See 1 Corinthians 1:23, and compare Romans 9:33. This is a composite quotation from Psalms 118:22 and Isaiah 8:14. App-107.

stumble. Greek. proskopto. See Romans 9:32.

at the word, &c. = being disobedient to the word.

word. App-121.

whereunto = unto (App-104.) which.

also, &c. = they were appointed also.

appointed. Greek. tithemi. Occurs ninety-six times and translated "appoint", here; Matthew 24:51. Luke 12:46. 1 Thessalonians 5:9. 2 Timothy 1:11. Hebrews 1:2.


Verse 9

generation = race. Greek. genos. See 1 Corinthians 12:10 (kind).

royal. Greek. basileios. Only here. Compare James 2:8. Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10.

nation. Greek. ethnos. Plural, usually translated "Gentiles", in Plural

a peculiar people = a people (Greek. laos. See Acts 2:47) for (App-104.) possession, or acquisition. Greek. peripoiesis. See Ephesians 1:14.

shew forth. Greek. exangello. Only here.

praises = virtues. See Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:8.

out of. App-104.

into. App-104.

light. App-130.


Verse 10

in time past = once, at one time. Greek. pote.

obtained mercy. As Romans 11:31. Compare Hosea 2:23.


Verse 11

strangers. Greek. paroikos. See Acts 7:6. Compare 1 Peter 1:17.

pilgrims. Same as "strangers", 1 Peter 1:1.

abstain. See Acts 15:20.

fleshly. Greek. sarkikos. See Romans 7:14.

war. Greek. strateuomai. See 1 Corinthians 9:7.

against. App-104.

soul. App-110.


Verse 12

conversation. See 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Peter 1:18 and Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:13.

honest. See Romans 12:17.

whereas = wherein, or, in (App-104.) what.

speak against. Greek. katalaleo. See James 4:11.

evildoers. See John 18:30.

by = from. App-104.

good. Same as "honest", above.

which, &c. = beholding (them). App-133.

visitation. Greek. epiakope. See Acts 1:20.


Verse 13

Submit. Same word in 1 Peter 2:18 (subject).

ordinance. Greek. ktisis. Always translated "creature" or "creation", except Hebrews 9:11 and here.

of man = human. Greek. anthropinos. See Romans 6:19.

for, &c. = on account of (App-104. 1 Peter 2:2) the Lord.

supreme. Same as "higher", Romans 18:1.


Verse 14

governors. Greek. hegemon. Elsewhere, only in the Gospels and Acts. The title of Pilate, Felix, and Festus.

sent. App-174.

for. App-104.

punishment of = vengeance on. Greek. ekdikesis See Acts 7:24.

them, &c. Greek. agathopoios. Only here. Compare 1 Peter 4:19.


Verse 15

will. App-102.

well doing. Greek. agathopoieo. See Acts 14:17.

put to silence . Same as "muzzle", 1 Corinthians 9:9.

ignorance. Greek. agnosia. See 1 Corinthians 15:34.

foolish. See Luke 11:40.


Verse 16

using = having.

cloke. Greek. epikalumma. Only here. The word kalumma only in 2 Corinthians 3:13-16.

servants. App-190.


Verse 17

Love. App-135.

brotherhood. Greek. adelphotes. Only here and 1 Peter 5:9.


Verse 18

Servants. App-190.

be subject = submit, 1 Peter 2:13.

masters. App-98.

with = in. App-104.

gentle. Greek. epieikes. See Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:5.

also, &c. = to the froward also.

froward. Greek. skolios. See Acts 2:40.


Verse 19

thankworthy. App-184.

a man. App-123.

conscience. See Acts 23:1.

toward = of.

endure. See 2 Timothy 3:11.

wrongfully. Greek. adikos. Only here.


Verse 20

glory. Greek. kleos. Only here.

when, &c. = sinning (App-128.) and being buffeted (see 1 Corinthians 4:11).

acceptable. App-184.


Verse 21

even hereunto = un to (App-104.) this.

Christ. App-98.

for. App-104.

us. All the texts read "you".

leaving. Greek. hupolimpano. Only here.

example. Greek. hupogrammos. Only here.

follow = diligently follow. See 1 Timothy 5:10.

steps. See Romans 4:12.


Verse 22

sin. App-128. Compare John 8:40. 2 Corinthians 5:21. 1 John 3:5.

neither. Greek. oude. verse quoted from Isaiah 53:9.


Verse 23

reviled. Greek. loidoreo. See John 9:28.

reviled . . . again. Greek. antiloidoreo. Only here.

threatened. See Acts 4:17.

committed. See John 19:30.

judgeth. App-122.

righteously. Greek. dikaios. See 1 Corinthians 15:34.


Verse 24

His own self = Himself.

bare. Same as "offer up", 1 Peter 2:6.

own. Omit.

tree. Compare Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; Acts 13:29. Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:13.

being dead. Greek. apoginomai, to be away from, to die. Only here.

live. App-170.

righteousness. App-191.

stripes =

bruise. Greek. molops. Only here, but in the Septuagint in several places, one of which is Isaiah 53:5.

healed. Greek. iaomai. See Luke 6:17.


Verse 25

For, &c. This clause and that which precedes are quoted from Isaiah 53:5, Isaiah 53:6.

Bishop. See Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:1. A Latin manuscript in the British Museum adds, after "souls", "the Lord Jesus Christ".

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Peter 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-peter-2.html. 1909-1922.

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