2 Peter 3:16
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English Standard Version
as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

King James Bible
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

American Standard Version
as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.

English Revised Version
as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Webster's Bible Translation
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.

Weymouth New Testament
That is what he says in all his letters, when speaking in them of these things. In those letters there are some statements hard to understand, which ill-taught and unprincipled people pervert, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ruin.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hard to be understood (δυσνόητα)

Only here in New Testament.

They that are unlearned and unstable (οἱ ἀμαθεῖς καὶ ἀστήρικτοι)

Both words are peculiar to Peter. On the latter, see on 2 Peter 2:14.

Wrest (στρεβλοῦσιν)

Only here in New Testament. Meaning, originally, to hoist with a windlass or screw; to twist or dislocate the limbs on a rack. It is a singularly graphic word applied to the perversion of scripture.

The other scriptures (τὰς λοιπὰς γραφὰς)

Showing that Paul's epistles were ranked as scripture. See on Mark 12:10.

2 Peter 3:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in all. See on

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

speaking.

Romans 8:1-39 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit...

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 Moreover, brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand...

1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:28 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

2 Kings 1:1-18 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab...

hard.

1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

unstable.

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

Genesis 49:4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed; then defiled you it: he went up to my couch.

2 Timothy 3:5-7 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away...

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

wrest.

Exodus 23:2,6 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment...

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise...

Psalm 56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for the wicked does compass about the righteous...

the other.

Jeremiah 23:36 And the burden of the LORD shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden...

Matthew 15:3,6 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition...

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

unto their own.

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Cross References
Psalm 56:5
All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Jeremiah 23:36
But 'the burden of the LORD' you shall mention no more, for the burden is every man's own word, and you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.

Hebrews 5:11
About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

2 Peter 2:14
They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!

2 Peter 3:2
that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,

2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

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