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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Peter 2

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 . 1Th 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", Rom 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. agno sia. 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 hereunt o = 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 . 2Co 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-peter-2.html. 1909-1922.