2 Peter 2:9

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord knoweth how to deliuer the godly out of temptations, and to reserue the vniust vnto the day of iudgement to be punished:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{then} the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment unto the day of judgment;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is able to keep the upright safe in the time of testing, and to keep evil-doers under punishment till the day of judging;
- Basic English Bible

[the] Lord knows [how] to deliver the godly out of trial, and to keep [the] unjust to [the] day of judgment [to be] punished;
- Darby Bible

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:
- Webster's Bible

Since all this is so, the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from temptation, and on the other hand how to keep the unrighteous under punishment in readiness for the Day of Judgement,
- Weymouth Bible

the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment;
- World English Bible

For the Lord kan delyuere piteuouse men fro temptacioun, and kepe wickid men `in to the dai of dom to be turmentid;
- Wycliffe Bible

The Lord hath known to rescue pious ones out of temptation, and unrighteous ones to a day of judgment, being punished, to keep,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 2:9


2:9 It plainly appears, from these instances, that the Lord knoweth, hath both wisdom and power and will, to deliver the godly out of all temptations, and to punish the ungodly.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:9


2Pe 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations. These examples show that the Lord knows how to deliver the righteous from every species of trial, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. And to hold the wicked in reserve for judgment.

Discussion for 2 Peter 2:9

  • Brianna for verse 9
    What an apt scripture. With all the evil going on in the world, this scripture highlights that God is well aware of all the evil going on in the world, n a personal and individual level. He preserving those who practice vile things for his great day of Judgment. Those who kept their integrity even under trial, Jehovah God has taken note, and will reward in a larg way.

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