2 Peter 2:11
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English Standard Version
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous 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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Power and might (ἰσχύΐ καὶ δυνάμει)

Rev., might and power. The radical idea of ἰσχύς, might, is that of indwelling strength, especially as embodied: might which inheres in physical powers organized and working under individual direction, as an army' which appears in the resistance of physical organisms, as the earth, against which one dashes himself in vain: which dwells in persons or things, and gives them influence or value: which resides in laws or punishments to make them irresistible. This sense comes out clearly in the New Testament in the use of the word and of its cognates. Thus, "Love the Lord thy God with all thy strength" (Mark 12:30): "according to the working of his mighty power" (Ephesians 1:19). So the kindred adjective ἰχσυρός. "A strong man" (Matthew 12:29): a mighty famine (Luke 15:14): his letters are powerful (2 Corinthians 10:10): a strong consolation (Hebrews 6:18): a mighty angel (Revelation 18:21). Also the verb ἱσχύω. "It is good for nothing" (Matthew 5:13): "shall not be able" (Luke 13:24): "I can do all things" (Philippians 4:13): "availeth much" (James 5:16).

Δύναμις is rather ability, faculty: not necessarily manifest, as ἰσχύς: power residing in one by nature. Thus ability (Matthew 25:15): virtue (Mark 5:30): power (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4): "strength of sin" (1 Corinthians 15:56). So of moral vigor. "Strengthened with might in the inner man" (Ephesians 3:16): "with all might (Colossians 1:11). It is, however, mostly power in action, as in the frequent use of δυνάμεις for miracles, mighty works, they being exhibitions of divine virtue. Thus "power unto salvation" (Romans 1:16): the kingdom coming in power" (Mark 9:1): God himself called power - "the right hand of the power" (Matthew 26:64), and so in classical Greek used to denote the magistrates or authorities. Also of the angelic powers (Ephesians 1:21; Romans 8:38; 1 Peter 3:22). Generally, then, it may be said that while both words include the idea of manifestation or of power in action, ἰσχύς emphasizes the outward, physical manifestations, and δύναμις the inward, spiritual or moral virtue. Plato ("Protagoras," 350) draws the distinction thus: "I should not have admitted that the able (δυνατοὺς) are strong (ἰσχυροὺς), though I have admitted that the strong are able. For there is a difference between ability (δύναμιν) and strength (ἰσχύν). The former is given by knowledge as well as by madness or rage; but strength comes from nature and a healthy state of the body. Aristotle ("Rhet.," i., 5) says "strength (ἰσχὺς) is the power of moving another as one wills; and that other is to be moved either by drawing or pushing or carrying or pressing or compressing; so that the strong (ὁ ἰσχυρὸς) is strong for all or for some of these things."

Railing judgment

Compare Jde 1:9; Zechariah 3:1, Zechariah 3:9.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

angels.

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

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

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me...

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses...

against them. Some read 'against themselves.'

Cross References
Mark 7:22
coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Jude 1:9
But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you."

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