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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

2 Peter 2

Verses 1-22

2 Peter 2:22

'I entered on this farm,' Burns wrote to Dr. Moore (2nd Aug. 1787), 'with a full resolution, "Come, go to, I will be wise!" I read farming books, I calculated crops, I attended markets, and in short, in spite of the devil and the world and the flesh, I believe I should have been a wise man, but the first year, from unfortunately buying bad seed, the second from a late harvest, we lost half our crops. This overset all my wisdom, and I returned, "like the dog to his vomit, and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire".'

References. II. 22. Expositor (6th Series), vol. viii. p. 328. III. Ibid. (5th Series), vol. ii. pp. 94, 99. III. 1. Ibid. (6th Series), vol. v. p. 459. W. G. Horder, Christian World Pulpit, vol. xliii. p. 187. III. 3, 4. R. W. Church, Village Sermons (2nd Series), p. 239. A. Ainger, Sermons Preached in the Temple Church, p. 210.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on 2 Peter 2". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/2-peter-2.html. 1910.