Simon. Greek. Sumeon, as in Acts 15:14.
Jesus Christ. App-98.
obtained. Greek. lanchano. See Acts 1:17.
like precious. Greek. isotimoe. Only here.
of, &c. = of our God and, &c.
multiplied. Compare 1 Peter 1:2 and Jude 1:2.
unto = to.
divine. Greek. theios. See Acts 17:29.
given = been given. It is the same perfect passive translated "are given" in 2 Peter 1:4. Greek. doreo. See Mark 15:45.
all = (as to) all.
that pertain unto = for. App-104.
godliness. See 1 Timothy 2:2.
through. App-104. 2 Peter 1:1.
to = to His own, as the texts.
glory. See p. 1511.
virtue. See Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:8.
Whereby = By (App-104. 2 Peter 1:1) which.
exceeding = the exceeding.
promises. Greek. epangelma. Only here and 2 Peter 3:13.
that = in order that. Greek. hina.
by. App-104. 2 Peter 1:1.
be = become.
partakers. See 1 Corinthians 10:18.
escaped. Greek. apopheugo. Only here and 2 Peter 2:18, 2 Peter 2:20.
corruption. Greek. phthora. See Romans 8:21.
And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton. Seven "ands" in verses: .
beside this, giving. Literally bringing in by the side of (Greek. pareisphero. Only here) this very thing.
diligence. Greek. spoude, as Jude 1:3.
add = minister, or supply. Greek. epickoregeo. See 2 Corinthians 9:10.
to = in. App-104.
temperance = self-control. Greek. enkrateia. See Acts 24:25.
brotherly kindness. See Romans 12:10.
charity = love. App-135.
if, &c. = these things existing (Greek. huparcho. See Luke 9:48) in you, and abounding.
make = render. Greek. kathistemi. First occurance: Matthew 24:45.
neither = not. App-105.
barren = useless. Greek. argos. See Matthew 12:36.
nor. Greek. oude.
that lacketh, &c. = to whom these things are not (App-105) present.
and cannot, &c. = being short-sighted. Greek. muopazo. Only here.
and hath, &c. = having received forgetfulness (Greek. lethe. Only here).
that he was purged from = of the cleansing (Greek. katharismos. See Hebrews 1:3) of.
old sins = sins of long ago (Greek. palai).
give diligence = be diligent. Greek. spoudazo. See noun in 2 Peter 1:5.
calling. See Romans 11:29.
election. See Acts 9:15.
sure. Greek. bebaios. See Romans 4:16.
if ye do = doing.
never = by no means (App-105) at any time.
fall = stumble. Greek. ptaio. See Romans 11:11.
entrance. Same word in Hebrews 10:19.
ministered. Same as "add", 2 Peter 1:5.
abundantly. Greek. plousios. See Colossians 3:16.
negligent. Greek. ameleo. See 1 Timothy 4:14.
put . . . in remembrance. Greek. hupomimnesko. See John 14:26.
established. Compare 1 Peter 5:10.
the present truth = the truth which is present (Compare 2 Peter 1:9), i.e. which is your possession.
meet = just. App-191.
as long as = for (App-104) such (time) as.
tabernacle. Greek. skenoma. See Acts 7:46.
stir . . . up. App-178. "
by putting you in = in.
remembrance. Greek. hupomnesis. See 2 Timothy 1:5.
shortly. Greek. tachinos. Only here and 2 Peter 2:1 (swift).
I must put off = is the putting off of. Greek. apothesis. See 1 Peter 3:21.
hath. Omit, and supply "also".
shewed = declared. Greek. deloo. See 1 Corinthians 1:11. Compare John 21:18, John 21:19.
endeavour. Same as "give diligence", 2 Peter 1:10.
decease. Greek. exodos. See Luke 9:31.
to have, &c. = to make remembrance (Greek. mneme. Only here) of these things.
always = at every time. Greek. hekastote. Only here.
followed. Greek. exakoloutheo. Only here and 2 Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 2:15.
cunningly, &c. Greek. sophizo. See 2 Timothy 3:15.
fables. See 1 Timothy 1:4.
coming. See Matthew 24:3 (first occ).
were = became.
eyewitnesses. Greek. epoptes. Only here. The verb in 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:2. Compare Luke 1:2.
majesty. Greek. megaleiotes. See Acts 19:27.
came = was borne. Greek. phero, as in 1 Peter 1:13 (brought).
such. Greek. toiosde. Only here. Implying emphasis. The usual word is toioutos, which occurs 61 times.
from = by. App-104.
excellent. Greek. megaloprepes. Only here. Compare 2 Peter 1:16.
well pleased. See Matthew 3:17; Matthew 12:18; Matthew 17:5.
heaven. Singular. See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.
holy. Because, and while, the Lord was there.
a more sure, &c. = the prophetic (Greek. prophetikos. See Romans 16:26) word (App-121.) more sure.
whereunto = to which.
that ye take heed = taking heed; "in your hearts" should follow here.
dark. Greek. auchmeros. Only here.
dawn. Greek. diaugazo. Only here.
day star. Greek. phosphoros. Only here.
arise. It will be a fulfillment of Numbers 24:17. Malachi 4:2. Not a spiritual experience.
is = comes.
any private = its own. Greek. idios.
interpretation. Greek. epilusis. Only here. The verb epiluo is found in Mark 4:34 (expounded), and Acts 19:39 (determined). This shows that the meaning is that prophecy is not self-originated by the speaker.
in old time = at any time. Greek. pote.
by. No preposition. Dative case.
of. The texts read apo, from.
moved = borne along. Greek. phero, as in 2 Peter 1:17.
the Holy Ghost = Divine power. No art. App-101.
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