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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

2 Peter 3

1:2 knowledge (i-10) Epignosis , 'full knowledge,' 'personal recognition,' as Colossians 1:9 .

Verse 4

3:4 thus (d-21) Or 'as they were.' For this rendering as the practical sense, see 'as he was,' John 4:6 . The force is the present state. as that they have continued.

Verse 7

3:7 present (e-3) Lit. 'the now heavens,' in contrast to the 'then world,' ver. 6.

Verse 9

3:9 willing (f-19) 'Purposing,' as James 1:18 .

Verse 11

3:11 conversation (g-16) godliness, (g-18) Conversation (manner of life) and godliness are both plural in Greek.

Verse 12

3:12 [the] (h-25) The absence of the article is poetic here, 'because of which inflamed heavens shall be dissolved, and burning elements shall melt.'

Verse 17

3:17 knowing (a-4) Ginosko , as ver. 3; ch. 1.20. It is oida in ch. 1.12,14; 2.9. see 1 Corinthians 8:1 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 2 Peter 3". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.