2 Peter 2:11
New International Version
yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord.

New Living Translation
But the angels, who are far greater in power and strength, do not dare to bring from the Lord a charge of blasphemy against those supernatural beings.

English Standard Version
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
Yet not even angels, though greater in strength and power, dare to bring such slanderous charges against them before the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
whereas angels, being greater in strength and power, do not bring against them a reviling judgment before the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

King James Bible
Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Although angels are more powerful than these evil beings, even the angels don't dare to accuse them to the Lord.

Good News Translation
Even the angels, who are so much stronger and mightier than these false teachers, do not accuse them with insults in the presence of the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord.

International Standard Version
Yet even angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring a slanderous accusation against them from the Lord.

NET Bible
yet even angels, who are much more powerful, do not bring a slanderous judgment against them before the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whereas The Angels who are greater than they in power and strength do not bring against them a judgment of blasphemy from THE LORD JEHOVAH;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Angels, who have more strength and power than these teachers, don't bring an insulting judgment against them from the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
whereas even the angels, who are greater in power and might, bring no curse of judgment against them before the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

American King James Version
Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

American Standard Version
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, bring not a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereas angels who are greater in strength and power, bring not against themselves a railing judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge.

English Revised Version
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, bring not a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
while angels, though greater than they in might and power, do not bring any insulting accusation against such in the presence of the Lord.

World English Bible
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don't bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
whereas messengers, in strength and power being greater, do not bear against them before the Lord an evil speaking judgment;
Study Bible
Deliverance from False Prophets
10Such punishment is specially reserved for those who indulge the corrupt desires of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and self-willed, these men are unafraid to slander angelic majesties. 11Yet not even angels, though greater in strength and power, dare to bring such slanderous charges against them before the Lord. 12These men are like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be captured and destroyed. They blaspheme in matters they do not understand, and like such creatures, they too will be destroyed.…
Cross References
Mark 7:22
greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Jude 1:9
But even the archangel Michael, when he disputed with the devil over the body of Moses, did not presume to bring a slanderous judgment against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

Treasury of Scripture

Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

angels.

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psalm 104:4
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Daniel 6:22
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

against them.







Lexicon
Yet not even
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

angels,
ἄγγελοι (angeloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

[though]
ὄντες (ontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

greater
μείζονες (meizones)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

in strength
ἰσχύϊ (ischui)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2479: Strength (absolutely), power, might, force, ability. From a derivative of is; forcefulness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

power,
δυνάμει (dynamei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

dare to bring
φέρουσιν (pherousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

such slanderous
βλάσφημον (blasphēmon)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 989: Slanderous; subst: a blasphemer. From a derivative of blapto and pheme; scurrilious, i.e. Calumnious, or impious.

charges
κρίσιν (krisin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2920: Decision; by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice.

against
κατ’ (kat’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

before
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

[the] Lord.
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(11) Whereas angels.--Literally, Where angels--i.e., in circumstances in which angels. This verse, if it refers to the same incident as Jude 1:9, seems at first sight to tell somewhat in favour of the priority of Jude; for then, only when compared with Jude 1:9, does it become intelligible. The inference is that this is an abbreviation of Jude, rather than Jude an amplification of this. But (1) such an inference is at best only probable. The writer of this Epistle might possibly count on his readers at once understanding his allusion to a tradition that may have been well known, while St. Jude thought it best to point out the allusion more plainly. (2) It is possible that the contest alluded to is not that between Satan and Michael about the body of Moses, but that between Satan and the angel of the Lord about Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3:1-2). (3) It is also possible that it does not refer to any contest with Satan at all, but merely to angels not denouncing these false teachers before God, but leaving them to His judgment. If either (2) or (3) is correct, the argument for the priority of Jude falls to the ground. If (1) is right, then the argument really favours the priority of 2 Peter; for if the author of 2 Peter had Jude before him (and this is maintained by those who contend for the priority of Jude), and wished to make use of St. Jude's illustration, why should he so deface St. Jude's statement of it as to make it almost unintelligible? The reason suggested is altogether inadequate--that reverential feelings made him wish to avoid mentioning Michael's name--a name that every Jew was perfectly familiar with in the Book of Daniel.

Greater in power and might.--This is taken in two ways--either "greater than these audacious, self-willed men," which is the simpler and more natural explanation; or "greater than other angels," as if it were a periphrasis for "archangels," which is rather awkward language. But either explanation makes good sense.

Railing accusation against them.--Literally, a railing judgment. Wiclif has "doom," all the rest "judgment" both superior to "accusation." "Against them," if the reference is either to the contest about the body of Moses or to Zechariah 3:1-2, must mean against "dignities," and "dignities" must here mean fallen angels, who are considered still to be worthy of reverence on account of their original glory and indefectible spiritual nature. The position is, therefore, that what angels do not venture to say of devils, this, and worse than this, these audacious men dare to say of angels and other unseen powers. But "against them" may possibly mean "against the false teachers," i.e., they speak evil of angels, yet the angels bring no denunciation against them, but leave all judgment to God (Deuteronomy 32:35-36; Romans 12:19; Hebrews 10:30). This explanation avoids the awkwardness of making "dignities" in 2Peter 2:10 mean unseen powers generally, and chiefly good ones; while "against dignities" in this verse has to mean against evil powers only.

Verse 11. - Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. The conjunction is ὅπου, literally, "where" - they speak evil of glories, "where," i.e., "in which case." The literal rendering of the following words, "angels being greater," makes it probable that the comparison is with the false teachers of the previous verse rather than with the "glories." The false teachers rail at glories, where angels, though greater than they, bring not a railing judgment against those glories. It seems certain that the words "against them" (κατ αὐτῶν) must refer to the "glories," and cannot mean, according to the Vulgate, adversum se. Men rail at these glories; but the elect angels, when they are commissioned to proclaim or inflict the just judgment (for κρίσις is "judgment," not" accusation") of God upon the angels that sinned, the fallen glories, do not rail; they remember what those lost spirits once were, and speak solemnly and sorrowfully, not in coarse, violent language. The apostle may be alluding to Zechariah 3:1, 2, but the resemblance to Jude 1:8, 9 is so dose that this last passage must have been in his thoughts, even if he is not directly referring to the dispute between Michael the archangel and the devil. Luther's interpretation (adopted by Fronmuller and others), that the wicked angels are not able to bear the judgment of God upon their blasphemy, cannot be extracted from the words. The Alexandrine Manuscript omits "before the Lord;" but these words are well supported. The angels of judgment remember that they are in the presence of God, and perform their solemn duty with godly fear. 2:10-16 Impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. Refusing to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, they act against God's righteous precepts. They walk after the flesh, they go on in sinful courses, and increase to greater degrees of impurity and wickedness. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour. Outward temporal good things are the wages sinners expect and promise themselves. And none have more cause to tremble, than those who are bold to gratify their sinful lusts, by presuming on the Divine grace and mercy. Many such there have been, and are, who speak lightly of the restraints of God's law, and deem themselves freed from obligations to obey it. Let Christians stand at a distance from such.
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