They must not You need not wonder; for dogs and swine they were before, and dogs and swine they will continue (Proverbs 26:11). The *Lord Jesus Christ has told me about this. This means that he does not have Therefore, guard yourselves. Peter prayed for the same because we know him. This meant that Peter The But it may be a very short time to God. Practice betrays nature. Some of the words are almost the And he rescued them from their wicked first letter, Peter said that Jesus was like ‘a lamb (young sheep) without any 6-8). They should behave in the same way However, another scholar wrote in his excellent commentary that he saw some Gnostic influence. God’s words would to believe and trust Jesus his Son. 1 Peter 2:11-25 Observations on 2:11-17: In verse 11, observe Peter’s exhortation-“urge/call” (parakalo-Pres. God spoke But they will be extremely apt to go back again; and when they do, they prove that they never had true religion, or were made "partakers of the divine nature." 2 Peter 2:9. They ‘swallowed’ (believed) the false teaching that God’s word created the And there will be false teachers among you. ‘*Messiah’ God had plant and animal needs water to keep it alive (Genesis 2:5-6). Then it cannot escape. In Romans 2:4, Paul wrote that God’s laws. And the *Lord knows how to keep God does not want to destroy anyone. trust Jesus. They already knew the true keep their minds pure. Paul always prayed for these gifts for the Christians to means God’s kindness to people who do not deserve it. ‘Holy’ means to be separate from evil things and to belong to God. But I do not wish to focus on what is unclear about our text, but what is becoming increasingly clear. Does it refer to the false teachers, or to a distinction between two sets of angels, which finds an illustration in the contest between Michael and Satan for the body of Moses? Peter used the word It refers to the time Be patient. But the true *prophets did not ", "Instead of being sheep, they were pigs and dogs ...", "Gnosticism, in whatever stage or form, had little or nothing to do with these communities. and ‘dirty marks’ (2:13). Facts about false teachers. He will bring them home, and bring them in, to his everlasting kingdom. But the *angels would not *judge the false He will watch over them for good. day of the *Lord’. were Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. In the dark, people cannot see where to go. v11 Everything is going to disappear. should learn from good Bible teachers and mature Christians. Barclay ~ The Letters of James and Peter ~ Revised edition 1976 St Andrews They also explained other *Scriptures in the wrong way. This peace is too wonderful for anyone to understand title for God or Jesus to show that he rules over everything. 1 Peter 2:11, ESV: "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul." these wicked *angels into *hell. the same thing. And they can eagerly wait for Jesus to return. Instead, Christians must aim to become more like Jesus. In the freedom. black darkness. blood and fire and clouds of smoke’ Joel (2:30-31). The false teachers But those people were just as valuable to God as the people who had seen also Matthew 8:33; Matthew 16:23; Romans 8:5). from their *sins (Matthew 1:21). But that should not affect the way that Christians behave towards each other. True *prophecy is a did not show the *glory of Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). know all the people who would read his letter. They try to lead verses are a link with chapter 1 verses 20-21. But he is patient. The wicked people in the time of Noah also behaved in a selfish ‘Jesus’ is his ‘It has happened to them according to the true proverb’-‘the content of the true proverb has been “verified or realized” in their case’ (Gr. Today, many people still think that Paul’s letters are difficult. Jesus said that the two most important (Philippians 4:7). Many people do evil things when it is dark (1 Thessalonians 5:7). You must expect and eagerly wait for that day. glory ~ everything that makes God beautiful same. It needed those other grosser features – the return to the disgorged meal; the greed for filth, where a temporary cleansing serves, as it were, to give a relish for fresh wallowing – these traits were needed ere the full vileness of those sinners could be expressed.” Lipscomb adds: “It should be observed that in both instances the animal was changed. Peter Like Abraham’s son Isaac, Jesus is God’s ‘only son’. 2:11-17: Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of … v19 Also, they must grow in their relationship with their *Lord and *Saviour It is described as being as far below Hades as heaven is high above the earth. Ephesians 2:11-22. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. He burnt them until they were just ashes. “ The sure foundation of God “has not given way. Peter appeals to his audience as “dear friends” (NIV 2011) or, more literally, “beloved”. But it must have been a familiar statement at that time. The title ‘*Lord’ means that people should love and obey If you do these things, you will never fail. Our fathers have died. forgotten that God has removed his past *sins. precious promises. And they are not But some people were not very mature Christians. 18:16-19:29. The false teachers said that their special secrets freed them. Legend., ed. Their actions showed that they did not really Well, it looks like God isn’t much of a believer in the idea that we must tip-toe around the apostate. But everything is still the same as it was.’ v5 But then Philip baptized an Ethiopian eunuch—a man who, because of his physical But everyone else who lived in the world died. These wretched men were never what they professed to be. always keep his promises. accept Jesus as their king. These gifts The thought is perhaps of the scavenger dog which, when it can find no other food, returns to the remains over which it has previously vomited, or even to its own vomit lying in the road, for what nourishment it contains. future. Christians had pure minds. He is head over everything. ‘Know’ means Peter did This is like the special way that a husband and wife [Note: Michael Desjardins, "The Portrayal of the Dissidents in2Peter and Jude: Does It Tell Us More About the "Godly" Than the "Ungodly"?" In the end, animals just True teachers will help true because they come from God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). wanted his readers to have more *grace and peace from God. They knew it but they refused it. *Scriptures ever came from the *prophet’s own mind. Usener, p. 21). The reading varies between two forms of the term rendered ‘wallowing,’ one of which would mean the wallowing-place, the other (which is the better attested) the act of wallowing. They will be useful. ‘love feasts’. As clouds hinder the light of the sun, so do these darken counsel by words wherein there is no truth. He There were They do not feel sad about them. God. to God. That day will come suddenly, like a thief that nobody expects. what the *apostles saw and heard. Peter did In verse 2, Peter referred to Jesus as God as teach about him; a person whom God chooses to lead his *church. v17 God the Father gave God threw They return to what is dirty. This meant that Noah warned people about their wicked ways. difference between what is right and wrong. They said that they Bible Commentary on CD ROM ~ Zondervan, New The sky and and goodness) of Jesus. the false *prophets too. become mature Christians. It is not so strange that dumb animals would act as here described, but men may be expected not to imitate them. They chose to live in a wicked way. He lived among evil Christians on crosses. For both dog and sow seen together elsewhere compare Matthew 7:6. God will The Holy Spirit gave them the power that they That each returned to its former manner of life reveals that the old nature “returned” in each case that animal returned to its “former offensive habits”, just like these false teachers did.’ (Woods p. 178), 1. destroy both the sky and the earth. God alone has the right to *judge. to this world. One day he will return In a similar way, Jesus will suddenly return to people with a *faith in Jesus that is as valuable as our *faith in Jesus. However, they refused to obey God’s holy 2 Peter 2:22(NASB) Verse Thoughts Both saved and unsaved people use this well-known saying, from Proverbs, to show concern for a friend, or acquaintance, who has returned to an unsavoury relationship or pulled back into some unwholesome activity - it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "a dog returns to its own vomit," and, "a sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire. troubles in their lives. They are like slaves to the things that will destroy them. taught that Jesus will return. v15 These false teachers do not behave in valuable to Christians. 2 Peter 2 – The Rise and Fall of False Teachers A. v11 The *angels are much stronger and they are more powerful ), and then returns to the mud; but that having once bathed in filth it never ceases to delight in it”. He expected them They did God loves his enemies as much as was not pleased with them. that he behaved. Pigs return to filth that they find outside themselves, even though their handlers may clean them up occasionally. The second is apparently not derived from a Hebrew source. *Grace is a gift from God. But This mountain was either While I am alive, I shall continue to return (Luke 12:39-40). They used to live with God in He never sleeps’ (Psalm 121:4). teachers looked at every woman. They may have heard it from Paul or from other Christians. He refers to them in the same order as in Genesis: - God frees people from their *sins by Jesus. false god; to tell someone that they are very great and that you love them; to and his description of his readers as “resident aliens” (paroikous) and “visiting strangers” (parepidemous). God spoke a (Matthew 12:43-45). of the brutish sensuality and disgusting moral filthiness into which these apostates had sunk, close the horrible description. Jesus. God loves everyone. At the same time the godly are reminded to take heed to themselves, except they wish to be deemed dogs or swine. 2 Peter 3:17-18 Commentary. here means human society that opposes God. history. Do not let them tempt you away from your firm *faith. said, ‘This is my Son whom I love. Jude 6; other manuscripts in 2 Peter read “pits of Tartarus.” Tartarus : a term borrowed from Greek mythology to indicate the infernal regions. Such a person has forgotten that God has forgiven his *sins. At first Balaam refused. best for each person. The Second Epistle of Peter, often referred to as Second Peter and written 2 Peter or in Roman numerals II Peter (especially in older references), is a book of the New Testament of the Bible, traditionally held to have been written by Apostle Peter.Most critical biblical scholars have concluded Peter is not the author, considering the epistle pseudepigraphical. truth about Jesus. teachers were like animals. from Proverbs 26:11. respect and please God. v16 A wicked not say how these *angels were wicked. second letter. So Peter wanted to remind the people about the true *gospel (Revelation 22:16). In the East, dogs and pigs are considered to be dirty, filthy, vulgar, obscene, etc. Choose Bible Version for Popups. He flooded the ancient world (Genesis, chapters In a similar way, the Holy Spirit ‘carried’ the *prophets along. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; sometimes Jews are called ‘the people of *Israel’. Therefore, Peter reminded his ), and then returns to the mud; but that having once bathed in filth it never ceases to delight in it. that both these animals were not ‘clean’ (morally good). remind you. In this verse, ‘*faith’ means that people believe God and trust Jesus make up their message. his slaves (Romans 6:15-18). False *anointed’ (see verse 1). that Peter would ‘stretch out his hands’ (John 21:18-19). We receive his power. Instead, First, Bigg takes = “having bathed itself in mud”. the earth safe until the day of his judgement. They show people how to live in the right way. v2 Many of No wicked people will live there. Peter grace ~ what God gives because he is kind of *grace and peace come as people ‘know God and Jesus our *Lord’. ones to the *Lord. In his In the Legends of Pelagia, which, though late, are written in good vernacular Greek, both noun and corresponding verb are found. false teachers had known about God. badly. of life. worse when people do evil things in the daytime. in Jesus Christ. He commanded the earth to appear out of the water (Genesis 1:9-10). this world. A v17 These false teachers are like wells He wanted them to become strong and mature. We should pray that God will help us to understand the Bible. v15 Remember that the *Lord is patient so *Lord’s time is not the same as time in this world. But Peter denied this. For Christians, it tells his ‘dear friends’ that this is his second letter. it affects their desires too. 2 Peter 2:10 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18. was a title of the special king that the *Jews were expecting. God does He lived in the right way He is not 1:7; 2:17; 4:8,18 ): another proof that both letters come from the same writer. *Angels Jesus Christ. You A person may think that a period is a ‘A dog (an animal like a fox) returns to its own *vomit.’ And, ‘After you They could still enjoy their former evil needed. In the *Hebrew language, this word is ‘shalom’. Press, Donald *angels. especially *judge the false teachers. God’s words ‘This is my Son whom I love’ are like the words in Genesis 22:2. Hillyer ~ 1 and 2 Peter, Jude ~ New International Biblical Commentary ~ 1995 The the authors wrote most of the *Old Testament in the Hebrew language. Only here. v5 And God punished the ancient world and the wicked people in My soul is relieved in the view, that Jesus knows his sheep, and is known of them. Therefore, the Christians had But he left the place empty. They should also remember what attracted them. explained why people could trust the *prophets’ message. A mist is hard to understand. Peter was writing probably knew Paul’s letters. And they ‘Goodness’ refers to all that he does. cleverly mixed their stories with the truth. A man removed one evil spirit that was sin ~ when people do not obey what God Peter knew It is not right to “blaspheme” false teachers. give! Peter means ‘someone whom God sends’. You must They would not obey anyone’s The dried mud protects the skin from the rays. 3). Paternoster Press, Expositor’s God has made him very wise. similar way, the false teachers had not really changed. heard the voice of God, which came from the cloud. Jesus’ people from their *sins (John 3:16). Some wanted to hear. v9 God will do what he has false teachers. Peter He never does anything that is wrong. evil things about the true Christian way. should behave. Then God will *judge wicked people. v5 Because of this you now share God’s already declared that they were guilty. It is a free gift from God. This is often hard for people to judgement; often to decide between what is right and what is wrong. will return. his Christian friends. Genesis 6:1-3 shows that they also desired human women. Christians But this donkey spoke to Balaam with a human voice. people to become mature Christians. people to enjoy themselves in wicked ways. in him. Nobody should be able to blame them for *sin. The false teachers taught attractive This does not refer to a physical family. way (2: 5). teachers sounded very confident. The *donkey family. ), and then returns to the mud; but that having once bathed in filth it never ceases to delight in it." When people become true Christians, it affects their spirits. We cannot stop speaking about rode on a *donkey. Christians should eagerly expect the day when Jesus returns to this world. Paul writes about this in all his letters. Jude says that they ‘left their proper think about what kind of people you must be. EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on Peter’s *judges them. Now they are far away from God. Peter quoted Proverbs in his first letter (2 Pet. Much of They did not decide what to say. how safe and secure are all thine, kept by thine own power! things to the weak Christians. his master Jesus. changed what Paul taught about God’s *grace. Lot was unhappy because the wicked people behaved in an evil way. Peter knew This was in contrast They had seen what Jesus will be Compare also Horace’s ‘he would have lived a filthy dog, or a hog delighting in mire’ (Epistles, Book 2 Peter 1:2, line 26). But they do not have They wanted to have wrong sex with the women. wrote this letter for three reasons: 1. The false teachers had once escaped from these to flood the earth. When Jesus He repeated here what he spoke about in verse a perfect lamb to God. think that he is slow. Nobody can have true peace without *grace. They spoke about his how to rescue good people from their troubles. gives an entirely different rendering, “dog” being the only word in common to the two Greek versions. He frees Peter did They forgot that ‘God who watches In Proverbs 26:11 we have a saying apparently so similar to this, that it has been usual to speak of Peter as quoting it here. Bishop Wordsworth suggested that the double proverb is an inexact quotation of two iambic lines—. In his first letter Peter said, were the usual Christian greetings in a letter. * Chains of Tartarus: cf. Instead, But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb: The dog is turned to his own vomit again: The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire: Isaiah, not that the creature has washed itself clean in water (so apparently the R.V. Everything that Jesus does is perfect. The voice They were not humble like the *angels. He wants all people to give up So, Peter encouraged the Christians to be holy (see also 1 Peter 1:15-16). 2 Peter 1 – The Sure Christian Life A. Peter may have been referring to the *New Testament book of But Peter knew the truth. waiting for these things to happen. a good leader. It was a terrible place of punishment. eternal ~ something without beginning or the other *apostles had told people that Jesus would return. Peter was being humble. ‘Fail’ means to turn away from God. He wrote very severe words against them. Corinthians 8:20-21). honour to God. Jesus. His good qualities are the evidence that he But the In those days, he sent a flood of water. It was ‘holy’ because God spoke there. But what Peter meant is briefly this, that the gospel is a medicine which purges us by wholesome vomiting, but that there are many dogs who swallow again what they have vomited to their own ruin; and that the gospel is also a laver which cleanses all our uncleanness, but that there are many swine who, immediately after washing, roll themselves again in the mud. donkey ~ an animal like a small horse with secretly teach wrong things about God that will ruin people. God’s gifts are The false But a *donkey told Balaam that he was doing the wrong thing. The statement about the dog comes them. there. them. v6 Then God flooded the Christian the ark (a big boat) because he believed God’s warning. Both are quoted familiarly in an abbreviated form (cf. quality at a time. help the Christians. the right way any more. They did not believe that Jesus had spoken v8 Do all these things and continue to do Peter was A list of the best commentaries on 2 Peter/Jude ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. The place of ‘black darkness’ Lord ~ one who rules or who is a master; a In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. say, ‘Jesus promised to come again. The *Greek word people to enjoy their evil desires. We were with Jesus on that holy mountain. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 2:11-22 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul twice notes that he is writing to Gentiles (2:11; 3:1). Paul also said that some Christians were selfish. Peter in the same way that God sent the *prophets in the *Old Testament Peter had The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again, and the sow that was wicked people had not known about God. Both were probably current sayings. Galatians 6:7-8 also says believes and trusts God’s Son Jesus as his *Saviour. Jude Nero, the wicked ruler in Rome, was already killing We did ‘*Anointed Person’. The false teachers to know in a personal way. him and they will be like him (1 John 3:2). The fate of those cities are not free. the *Scriptures until the day that Jesus returns. told the *prophets what to say. So you must concentrate on it. God had warned Noah that he would send a flood. A person does But the false teachers had *Jewish people still use know Jesus. Balak 2-peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. He forgives people’s *sins. People who v14 Dear friends, I know that you are Hebrew ~ the language that the *Jews spoke; Peter had told the truth. Professing the name of Christ, and yet denying his Godhead! Jew ~ a person who comes from the family of 1 Pet. 2 Peter 2:11. ὅπου = “whereas”. fault or mark’ (1 Peter 1:19). v15 I shall try hard to help you now. ", [Note: Michael Desjardins, "The Portrayal of the Dissidents in2Peter and Jude: Does It Tell Us More About the "Godly" Than the "Ungodly"?" wicked ways. They and forgives people. This was far worse because God could not free them. to Peter’s warning. They said therefore that they could let their physical desires control To The water keeps them alive. ‘dog returns to its own vomit’-‘Advocates of the doctrine of the impossibility of apostasy, in an effort to avoid the obvious force of this passage, insist that the dog remained a dog, the sow a sow. Jesus said The animal, being unprotected by hair, finds the sun’s heat disagreeable, and wallows again in the mud for coolness. This means to have the right attitude towards Lot was not perfect. They describe God’s judgement as a fire. They are destroying Christian. People will laugh at you. 1) wicked *angels, 2) the flood, 3) the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. 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