2 Peter 2:4

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if God spared not the Angels that sinned, but cast them downe to hell, and deliuered them into chaines of darkenesse, to be reserued vnto iudgment:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if God did not have pity for the angels who did evil, but sent them down into hell, to be kept in chains of eternal night till they were judged;
- Basic English Bible

For if God spared not [the] angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness [to be] kept for judgment;
- Darby Bible

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgment;
- Webster's Bible

For God did not spare angels when they had sinned, but hurling them down to Tartarus consigned them to caves of darkness, keeping them in readiness for judgement.
- Weymouth Bible

For if God didn't spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
- World English Bible

For if God sparide not aungels synnynge, but bitook hem to be turmentid, and to be drawun doun with boondis of helle in to helle, to be kept in to dom;
- Wycliffe Bible

For if God messengers who sinned did not spare, but with chains of thick gloom, having cast [them] down to Tartarus, did deliver [them] to judgment, having been reserved,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:4


2:4 Cast them down to hell - The bottomless pit, a place of unknown misery. Delivered them - Like condemned criminals to safe custody, as if bound with the strongest chains in a dungeon of darkness, to be reserved unto the judgment of the great day. Though still those chains do not hinder their often walking up and down seeking whom they may devour.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:4


2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned. In order to show that judgments on these wicked teachers are sure, Peter cites examples. Even angels when they sinned were subjected to punishment. But cast [them] down to hell. The sinning angels were cast out of heaven. The word rendered "hell" is not Gehenna, but Tartarus, a Greek term used for the place of future punishment. Delivered [them] into chains of darkness. "Pits of darkness" (Revised Version); possibly dungeons of darkness gives the idea. Compare Jude 1:6 Both passages point to a time when angels sinned, fell, and thus became angels of darkness.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2:4

  • Justice for verse 4
    I speak life and wisdom and a heart of willingness to turn to God , upon allllll who live amen!! Have mercy on us oh Lord please we beg of you for we know not what we are doing, but you knowwll things andnyou see everything.
  • EVANGELIST KUTESA JOVAN for verse 4
    SURELY BY HIS WORD GOD IS GOING TO JUDGE EVERY ONE THE HUMANS AND ANGELS .THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THE TRUTH HAVE PASSED JUDGEMENT BUT THOSE THAT HAVE REJECTED IT THEN ARE GOING TO BE JUDGED .GOD DID NOT SPARE HIS ANGELS THAT SINNED SO THIS TIME, HE WONT SPARE ANY SINNER WHO HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE TRUTH.TURN TO GOD BECAUSE TIME IS NO MORE DEAR.

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