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Bible Commentaries
2 Peter 1

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

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Verse 1

Simon. Greek. Sumeon, as in Acts 15:14 .

servant . App-190 .

apostle . App-189 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

have . Omit.

obtained . Greek. lanchano. See Acts 1:17 .

like precious . Greek. isotimoe. Only here.

faith . App-150 .

through . App-104 .

righteousness . App-191 .

of, &c . = of our God and, &c.

God . App-98 .

Verse 2

Grace . App-184 .

multiplied . Compare 1 Peter 1:2 and Jude 1:2 .

unto = to.

knowledge . App-132 .

Jesus . App-98 .

Lord . App-98 .

Verse 3

divine . Greek. theios. See Acts 17:29 .

power . App-172 .

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 .

life . App-170 .

godliness . See 1 Timothy 2:2 .

through . App-104 . 2 Peter 1:1 .

hath . Omit.

to = to His own, as the texts.

glory . See p. 1511.

virtue . See Philippians 1:4 , Philippians 1:8 .

Verse 4

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 .

in . App-104 .

world . App-129 .

Verse 5

And . Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton. Seven "ands" in verses: 2 Peter 1:5-7 .

beside this, giving . Literally bringing in by the side of (Greek. parei sphero. 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 .

knowledge . App-132 .

Verse 6

temperance = self-control. Greek. enkrateia. See Acts 24:25 .

Verse 7

brotherly kindness . See Romans 12:10 .

charity = love. App-135 .

Verse 8

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 .

in . App-104 .

Verse 9

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) .

sins . App-128 .

Verse 10

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 .

Verse 11

entrance . Same word in Hebrews 10:19 .

ministered . Same as "add", 2 Peter 1:5 .

abundantly . Greek. plousios . See Colossians 3:16 .

into . App-104 .

everlasting . App-151 .

kingdom . App-112 .

Verse 12

not . App-105 .

negligent . Greek. ameleo . See 1 Timothy 4:14 .

put . . . in remembrance . Greek. hupomimnesko. See John 14:26 .

know . App-132 .

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.

Verse 13

meet = just. App-191 .

as long as = for ( App-104 ) such (time) as.

tabernacle . Greek. skenoma . See Acts 7:46 .

stir . . . u p. App-178 . '

by putting you in = in.

remembrance . Greek. hupomnesis. See 2 Timothy 1:5 .

Verse 14

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 .

Verse 15

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.

Verse 16

followed . Greek. exakoloutheo. Only here and 2 Peter 2:2 , 2 Peter 2:15 .

cunningly, &c . Greek. sophi z o . 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 1Pe 2:12 ; 1 Peter 3:2 . Compare Luke 1:2 .

majesty . Greek. megaleiotes. See Acts 19:27 .

Verse 17

Father . App-98 .

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 .

beloved . App-135 .

Son . App-108 .

well pleased . See Matthew 3:17 ; Matthew 12:18 ; Matthew 17:5 .

Verse 18

heaven . Singular. See Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .

holy . Because, and while, the Lord was there.

Verse 19

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.

light . App-130 .

shineth . App-106 .

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.

Verse 20

Knowing . App-132 .

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.

Verse 21

in old time = at any time. Greek. pote.

by . No preposition. Dative case.

will . App-102 .

man . App-123 .

holy . Omit.

of. The texts read apo, from.

spake . App-121 .

moved = borne along. Greek. phero, as in 2 Peter 1:17 .

the Holy Ghost = Divine power. No art. App-101 .

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