2 Peter 3:1
New International Version
Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.

New Living Translation
This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory.

English Standard Version
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

Berean Study Bible
Beloved, this is now my second letter to you. Both of them are reminders to stir you to wholesome thinking

Berean Literal Bible
Beloved, this is now the second letter I am writing to you, in both of which I am stirring up your pure mind in putting you in remembrance

New American Standard Bible
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

King James Bible
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written to you; in both letters, I want to stir up your sincere understanding by way of reminder,

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, this is the second letter I have written to encourage you to do some honest thinking. I don't want you to forget

Good News Translation
My dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written you. In both letters I have tried to arouse pure thoughts in your minds by reminding you of these things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written to you; in both letters, I want to develop a genuine understanding with a reminder,

International Standard Version
Dear friends, this is now the second of two letters I am writing to you, in which I have been trying to stimulate your pure minds by reminding you

NET Bible
Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written you, in which I am trying to stir up your pure mind by way of reminder:

New Heart English Bible
This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now, beloved, this second epistle I write to you- these things by which I awaken your pure minds by memory,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear friends, this is the second letter I'm writing to you. In both letters I'm trying to refresh your memory.

New American Standard 1977
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beloved, I now write unto you this second epistle, in which I alert with exhortation your pure understanding,

King James 2000 Bible
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

American King James Version
This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

American Standard Version
This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold this second epistle I write to you, my dearly beloved, in which I stir up by way of admonition your sincere mind:

Darby Bible Translation
This, a second letter, beloved, I already write to you, in [both] which I stir up, in the way of putting you in remembrance, your pure mind,

English Revised Version
This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

Webster's Bible Translation
This second epistle, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

Weymouth New Testament
This letter which I am now writing to you, dear friends, is my second letter. In both my letters I seek to revive in your honest minds the memory of certain things,

World English Bible
This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;

Young's Literal Translation
This, now, beloved, a second letter to you I write, in both which I stir up your pure mind in reminding you,
Study Bible
The Coming Judgment
1Beloved, this is now my second letter to you. Both of them are reminders to stir you to wholesome thinking 2by recalling what was foretold by the holy prophets and commanded by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:9
Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case--things that accompany salvation.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul.

2 Peter 1:13
I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of my body,

2 Peter 3:8
Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, as you anticipate these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him, without spot or blemish.

2 Peter 3:17
Therefore, beloved, since you already know these things, be on your guard so that you will not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure standing.

Jude 1:5
Although you are fully aware of this, I want to remind you that after Jesus had delivered His people out of the land of Egypt, He destroyed those who did not believe.

Treasury of Scripture

This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

second epistle.

2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:

1 Peter 1:1,2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, …

I stir.

2 Peter 1:13-15
Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; …

2 Timothy 1:6
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

pure.

Psalm 24:4
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 73:1
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

way.

2 Peter 1:12
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.







Lexicon
Beloved,
ἀγαπητοί (agapētoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

this [is]
Ταύτην (Tautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

now
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

[my] second
δευτέραν (deuteran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1208: Second; with the article: in the second place, for the second time. As the compare of duo; second.

letter
ἐπιστολήν (epistolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1992: A letter, dispatch, epistle, message. From epistello; a written message.

to you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[Both]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

of [them]
αἷς (hais)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

[are] reminders
ὑπομνήσει (hypomnēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5280: Remembrance, recollection, putting in mind; a reminder. From hupomimnesko; a reminding or recollection.

to stir
διεγείρω (diegeirō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1326: To wake out of sleep, arouse in general, stir up. From dia and egeiro; to wake fully; i.e. Arouse.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to wholesome
εἰλικρινῆ (eilikrinē)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1506: (originally: unmixed), pure, uncontaminated, sincere. From heile and krino; judged by sunlight, i.e. Tested as genuine.

thinking
διάνοιαν (dianoian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1271: From dia and nous; deep thought, properly, the faculty, by implication, its exercise.
III.

(1, 2) Just as the two halves of the first main portion of the Epistle are linked together by some personal remarks respecting his reason for writing this Epistle (2Peter 1:12-15), so the two predictions which form the second main portion are connected by personal remarks respecting the purpose of both his Epistles.

(1) This second epistle, beloved, I now write.--Rather, This now second epistle I write, beloved; or, This epistle, already a second one--implying that no very long time has elapsed since his first letter, and that this one is addressed to pretty much the same circle of readers. There is no indication that the first two chapters are one letter, and that this is the beginning of another, as has been supposed. With this use of "now," or "already," comp. John 21:14.

Pure minds.--The word for "pure" means literally "separated"--according to one derivation, by being sifted; according to another, by being held up to the light. Hence it comes to mean "unsullied." Here it probably means untainted by sensuality or, possibly, deceit. In Philippians 1:10, the only other place where it occurs in the New Testament, it is translated "sincere." (Comp. 1Corinthians 5:8; 2Corinthians 1:12; 2Corinthians 2:17.) The word for "mind" means "the faculty of moral reflection and moral understanding," which St. Peter, in his First Epistle (2Peter 1:13), tells his readers to brace up and keep ready for constant use. These very two words are found together in a beautiful passage in Plato's Phaedo, 66A.

By way of remembrance.--We have the same expression in 2Peter 1:13, and the translation in both cases should be the same--stir up in putting you in remembrance.

Verse 1. - This Second Epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; literally, this Epistle already a second one I write unto you. The ἤδη ("already") implies that the interval between the two Epistles was not long. The expression "beloved," four times repeated in this chapter, shows the apostle's affectionate interest in his readers; and the word "second" forces us to make our choice between the Petrine authorship of the Epistle or the hypothesis of a direct forgery. In both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance; literally, in which, i.e., "Epistles;" the word "second" implied an allusion to a First Epistle. St. Peter repeats the words which he had used in chapter 2 Peter 1:13, "I think it meet... to stir you up by putting you in remembrance." Mind (διάνοια) is the reflective faculty (see 1 Peter 1:13); that faculty should be exercised in holy things. The thoughts that pass through the Christian's mind should be holy thoughts; his mind should be pure. The word rendered "pure" (εἰλικρινής) occurs in Philippians 1:10 (where see note); the corresponding substantive is found in 1 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 2:17. It is said of things which can bear to be judged in the sunlight, and so means "pure, clear," or (according to another possible etymology) "unmixed," and so "genuine, sincere." 3:1-4 The purified minds of Christians are to be stirred up, that they may be active and lively in the work of holiness. There will be scoffers in the last days, under the gospel, men who make light of sin, and mock at salvation by Jesus Christ. One very principal article of our faith refers to what only has a promise to rest upon, and scoffers will attack it till our Lord is come. They will not believe that he will come. Because they see no changes, therefore they fear not God, Ps 55:19. What he never has done, they fancy he never can do, or never will do.
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