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2 Peter 3:1

    2 Peter 3:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My loved ones, this is now my second letter to you, and in this as in the first, I am attempting to keep your true minds awake;

    Webster's Revision

    This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

    World English Bible

    This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance;

    Definitions for 2 Peter 3:1

    Epistle - A Hebrew measurement.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Peter 3:1

    This second epistle - In order to guard them against the seductions of false teachers, he calls to their remembrance the doctrine of the ancient prophets, and the commands or instructions of the apostles, all founded on the same basis.

    He possibly refers to the prophecies of Enoch, as mentioned by Jude, Jde 1:14, Jde 1:15; of David, Psalm 1:1, etc.; and of Daniel, Daniel 12:2, relative to the coming of our Lord to judgment: and he brings in the instructions of the apostles of Christ, by which they were directed how to prepare to meet their God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Peter 3:1

    This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you - This expression proves that he had written a former epistle, and that it was addressed to the same persons as this. Compare Introduction, Section 3.

    In both which I stir up your pure minds ... - That is, the main object of both epistles is the same - to call to your remembrance important truths which you have before heard, but which you are in danger of forgetting, or from which you are in danger of being turned away by prevailing errors. Compare the notes at 2 Peter 1:12-15. The word rendered "pure" (εἰλικρινής eilikrinēs) occurs only here and in Philippians 1:10, where it is rendered "sincere." The word properly refers to "that which may be judged of in sunshine;" then it means "clear, manifest;" and then "sincere, pure" - as that in which there is no obscurity. The idea here perhaps is, that their minds were open, frank, candid, sincere, rather than that they were "pure." The apostle regarded them as "disposed" to see the truth, and yet as liable to be led astray by the plausible errors of others. Such minds need to have truths often brought fresh to their remembrance, though they are truths with which they had before been familiar.