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2 Peter 2:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— whereas angels, though greater in might and power, bring not a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— where, messengers, though, greater in might and power, are not bringing against them [before the Lord] a defamatory accusation,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— whereas messengers, in strength and power being greater, do not bear against them before the Lord an evil speaking judgment;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Whereas angels, who are greater in strength and power, bring not against themselves a railing judgment.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whereas Angels which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— whereas angels, who in power and strength are (so much) greater than they, bring not against them a judgment of blasphemy.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— whereas angels, greater than they in might and valor, bring not against them a reproachful denunciation.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whereas 3699
{3699} Prime
ὅπου
hopou
{hop'-oo}
From G3739 and G4225; what (-ever) where, that is, at whichever spot.
angels, 32
{0032} Prime
ἄγγελος
aggelos
{ang'-el-os}
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
which are 5607
{5607} Prime
ὤν
on
{oan}
The feminine, the neuter and the present participle of G1510; being.
z5752
<5752> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 186
greater x3187
(3187) Complement
μείζων
meizon
{mide'-zone}
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
in y3187
[3187] Standard
μείζων
meizon
{mide'-zone}
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
power 2479
{2479} Prime
ἰσχύς
ischus
{is-khoos'}
From a derivative of ἱς [[is]] (force; compare ἔσχον [[eschon]]; a form of G2192); forcefulness (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
might, 1411
{1411} Prime
δύναμις
dunamis
{doo'-nam-is}
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
bring 5342
{5342} Prime
φέρω
phero
{fer'-o}
A primary verb (for which other and apparently not cognate ones are used in certain tenses only; namely οἴω [[oio]], {oy'-o}; and ἐνέγκω [[enegko]], {en-eng'-ko}); to 'bear' or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
railing 989
{0989} Prime
βλάσφημος
blasphemos
{blas'-fay-mos}
From a derivative of G0984 and G5345; scurrilous, that is, calumnious (against man), or (specifically) impious (against God).
accusation 2920
{2920} Prime
κρίσις
krisis
{kree'-sis}
(Subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension a tribunal; by implication justice (specifically divine law).
against 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
before 3844
{3844} Prime
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
the Lord. 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Peter 2:11

_ _ which are — though they are.

_ _ greater — than these blasphemers. Jude instances Michael (Jude 1:9).

_ _ railing accusationGreek, “blaspheming judgment” (Jude 1:9).

_ _ against them — against “dignities,” as for instance, the fallen angels: once exalted, and still retaining traces of their former power and glory.

_ _ before the Lord — In the presence of the Lord, the Judge, in reverence, they abstain from judgment [Bengel]. Judgment belongs to God, not the angels. How great is the dignity of the saints who, as Christ’s assessors, shall hereafter judge angels! Meanwhile, railing judgments, though spoken with truth, against dignities, as being uttered irreverently, are of the nature of “blasphemies” (Greek, 1 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 4:5). If superior angels dare not, as being in the presence of God, the Judge, speak evil even of the bad angels, how awful the presumption of those who speak evil blasphemously of good “dignities.” 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 16:8, Shimei; Numbers 16:2, Numbers 16:3, Korah, etc., referred to also in Jude 1:11; Numbers 12:8, “Were ye (Aaron and Miriam) not afraid to speak evil of My servant Moses?” The angels who sinned still retain the indelible impress of majesty. Satan is still “a strong man”: “prince of this world”; and under him are “principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world.” We are to avoid irreverence in regard to them, not on their account, but on account of God. A warning to those who use Satan’s name irreverently and in blasphemy. “When the ungodly curseth Satan, he curseth his own soul.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Peter 2:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Peter 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
angels:

Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Daniel 6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

against them:
Some read "against themselves."
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Ps 103:20; 104:4. Dn 6:22. 2Th 1:7. Jde 1:9.

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