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2 Peter 2 Reading Guide


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Chapter Overview:

  • v1-9 - In chapter 1, Peter emphasized the importance of relying upon the prophetic Word of God.

  • But not all who claim to be prophets of God are what they claim to be.

  • Although you need to be aware of them, and always remain on guard for unbiblical teaching, be assured that God will rescue the godly and bring these liars to justice.

  • v10-22 - This passage is a long and brutal takedown of people "who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority (v10)."

  • Peter pulls out all of the stops in the second half of this chapter, comparing unrepentant sinners to:

  • 'unreasoning animals' (v12),

  • a Hebrew turncoat whose sin was rebuked by an unreasoning animal (v15-16),

  • He finishes with two proverbs showing sinners in the most disgusting way possible:

  • a dog eating its own vomit

  • and a washed sow rolling in the [mud].

  • Peter doesn't use the 'G rated' word the translations do in v22.

  • Interestingly, the proverb about the dogs comes from Proverbs 26:11, but the proverb about the sow is an ancient Greek proverb.

  • Even pagans can sense the disgusting filth of sin.


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