2 Peter 2:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereas Angels which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereas angels, though greater in might and power, bring not a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Though the angels, who are greater in strength and power, do not make use of violent language against them before the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

whanne thei ben more in strengthe and vertu, beren not `that was the execrable doom ayens hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

whereas messengers, in strength and power being greater, do not bear against them before the Lord an evil speaking judgment;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:11


2:11 Whereas angels - When they appear before the Lord, #Job 1:6|, #Job 2:1|, to give an account of what they have seen and done on the earth.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:11


2Pe 2:11 Whereas angels . . . bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. The angels, superior in might and power, do not show such presumption, or disrespect to any lofty power. Compare Jude 1:9. There is so striking a parallel between a part of this chapter and a part of Jude that it is thought that either Peter or Jude had the epistle of the other before him. Jude shows us that even Michael did not rail against Satan.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2

  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:20 FOR IF AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED THE POLLUTIONS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST THEY ARE AGAIN ENTANGLED THEREIN AND OVERCOME THE LATTER END IS WORSE WITH THEM THAN THE BEGINNING***1 JOHN 4:4 YOU ARE OF GOD LITTLE CHILDREN AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM BECAUSE GREATR IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD***
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 2:5 AND SPARED NOT THE OLD WORLD BUT SAVED NOAH THE EIGHTH PERSON --- A PREACHER --- OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGING IN THE FLOOD UPON THE WORLD OF THE UNGODLY GENESIS 6:18 BUT WITH THEE I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT AND THOU SHALT COME INTO THE ARK THOU AND THY SONS AND THY WIFE AND THY SONS WIVES WITH THEE
  • BSP
    Verse 9: Focusing on Jehovah God's past acts of deliverance and how he has been loyal can help us to build our faith in him.
  • Lu2677
    2Peter2:12 "natural brute beasts;speak evil of the things they do not understand".I would like to add to my other post. The people this verse is describing are also false "Christians". A false "Christian" is not necessarily one who is a backslider,but one that attends "church" out of tradition of family or for show. One who professes to know God, but doesn't, this person goes after worldly things
  • A disciple
    I think its important to read the Epistle as a whole, and to consider all its parts in that context. As we read in the first part that we are made partakers of the divine nature and furnished with all we need to overcome and never stumble, when we earnestly and diligently do all the things to ensure and confirm our calling of God; then set next to the kinds of opposition and contradictions of men.
  • Lu2677
    2Peter 2:12 God calls them "natural brute beasts, that were made to be destroyed, speak evil of the things they understand not and shall utterly perish in their own corruption." He is speaking of the unsaved, false teachers/preachers, and those that fall away from grace. They are predestined for destruction=made to be destroyed. Destroyed=eternal torment in hell.

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