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2 Peter 1:13

    2 Peter 1:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it seems right to me, as long as I am in this tent of flesh, to keep your minds awake by working on your memory;

    Webster's Revision

    And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

    World English Bible

    I think it right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

    Definitions for 2 Peter 1:13

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.
    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Peter 1:13

    As long as I am in this tabernacle - By tabernacle we are to understand his body; and hence several of the versions have σωματι, body, instead of σκηνωματι, tabernacle. Peter's mode of speaking is very remarkable: as long as I AM in this tabernacle, so then the body was not Peter, but Peter dwelt in that body. Is not this a proof that St. Peter believed his soul to be very distinct from his body? As a man's house is the place where he dwells, so the body is the house where the soul dwells.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Peter 1:13

    Yea, I think it meet - I think it becomes me as an apostle. It is my appropriate duty; a duty which is felt the more as the close of life draws near.

    As long as I am in this tabernacle - As long as I live; as long as I am in the body. The body is called a tabernacle, or tent, as that in which the soul resides for a little time. See the notes at 2 Corinthians 5:1.

    To stir you up, by putting you in remembrance - To excite or arouse you to a diligent performance of your duties; to keep up in your minds a lively sense of Divine things. Religion becomes more important to a man's mind always as he draws near the close of life, and feels that he is soon to enter the eternal world.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Peter 1:13

    1:13 In this tabernacle - Or tent. How short is our abode in the body! How easily does a believer pass out of it!