second. This shows that the epistle is addressed to the same readers as is the first.
unto = to.
which. Plural Hence the insertion of both.
stir up. App-178. See 2 Peter 1:13.
pure. See Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:10 (sincere).
minds = mind.
by way of = in.
remembrance. See 2 Peter 1:13.
That ye may = To.
be mindful. See 2 Timothy 1:4.
words. Greek. rhema. See Mark 9:32.
us the. The texts read "your".
last days. See Acts 2:17. 2 Timothy 3:1.
scoffers = mockers. Greek. empaiktes. Only here and Jude 1:18.
walking. All the texts add after walking, "in (App-104.) mockery". Greek. empaigmone. Only here. Compare Hebrews 11:36.
coming. See Matthew 24:3.
since = from (App-104.) the (day).
fell asleep. App-171.
continue. Greek. diameno. See Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:5.
this, &c. Literally this is hid from (Greek. lanthano. See Acts 26:26) them willing (App-102.) it.
heavens. Plural See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.
of old. Greek. ekpalai. See 2 Peter 2:3.
standing = consisting. Greek. sunistemi. See Colossians 1:17.
out of = of. App-104.
in = through. App-104. 2 Peter 3:1. The reference is to Psalms 24:2; Psalms 136:5, Psalms 136:6. Compare Genesis 1:6, Genesis 1:7.
Whereby = By (App-104. 2 Peter 3:1) which (means).
the world, &c. Literally the then world (App-129.)
overflowed. Greek. katakluzo. Only here. Compare 2 Peter 2:5.
perished. See John 17:12.
kept in store = treasured up.
unto = for.
against = unto. App-104.
the = a. judgment. App-177.
perdition. See John 17:12.
ungodly. See 1 Peter 4:18.
be not, &c. Literally let not this one thing be hidden (as 2 Peter 3:6) from you.
is not slack = does not delay. See 1 Timothy 3:15.
some men. App-124.
count = reckon. Same word "account", 2 Peter 3:15.
slackness. Greek. bradutes. Only here.
to us-ward = toward (App-104.) us, but the texts read "you".
in the night. The texts omit. Compare 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:4.
with a great noise = with a rushing sound. Greek. rhoizedon. Only here.
elements. See Galatians 1:4, Galatians 1:3.
melt = be dissolved. Greek. luo, to loose. Compare App-174.
with fervent heat = being burnt up. Greek. kausoo. Only here and 2 Peter 3:12.
therein = in (App-104.) it.
burned up. See 1 Corinthians 3:15.
dissolved. See "melt", 2 Peter 3:10.
be. See Luke 9:48.
conversation. See 1 Peter 1:15.
godliness. See 1 Timothy 2:2.
Looking for. App-133. See Luke 3:15 (be in expectation).
hasting unto = hastening. Greek. speudo. Elsewhere intransitive. Luke 19:5. Acts 22:18; &c. Man can neither hinder nor advance the kingdom of God. But here the meaning is "Looking for, yes and earnestly looking for, the coming of the day of God".
wherein = on account of (App-104. 2 Peter 3:2) which (plural)
being on fire. See Ephesians 6:16 (fiery).
melt. Greek. tekomai. Only here.
according to. App-104.
promise. See 2 Peter 1:4. Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22.
new. Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17.
wherein = in (App-104.) which.
dwelleth. See Acts 2:5.
such = these.
be diligent. See 2 Peter 1:10.
of Dative case. No preposition.
without spot. See 1 Timothy 6:14. blameless. Greek. amometos. See Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:15.
hath written = wrote. Some think this refers to the Epistle to the Hebrews.
also, &c. = in all his epistles also.
some. App-124. (neut).
hard, &c. Greek. dusnoetos. Only here.
unlearned. Greek. amathes. Only here. Compare Acts 4:13. 1 Corinthians 14:16. 2 Timothy 2:23.
unstable. See 2 Peter 2:14.
wrest. Greek. strebloo. Only here and in Septuagint of 2 Samuel 22:27 (m. wrestle). It means to strain or twist, and so to torture. Occurs in Apocrypha.
also, &c. = the other (App-124.) Scriptures also. Note that St. Paul"s epistles are called "Scripture".
destruction. Same as "perdition", 2 Peter 3:7.
know. before. Greek. proginosko. App-132.
beware = be on your guard.
lest = in order that (Greek. hina) not (Greek. me, as in 2 Peter 3:8).
led away. Greek. aunapagomai. See Romans 12:16. Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:13.
wicked. See 2 Peter 2:7.
fall. Greek. ekpipto. Occurances: Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:4.
stedfastness. Greek. sterigmos. Only here. The verb in 2 Peter 1:12.
Jesus Christ. App-98.
glory. See p. 1511.
for ever. App-151.
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