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2 Peter 2:6

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2:6 and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, 1  having appointed 2  them to serve as an example 3  to future generations of the ungodly, 4 

1 tc Several important witnesses omit καταστροφῇ (katastrofh, “destruction”; such as Ì72* B C* 1241 1739 1881 pc), but this is probably best explained as an accidental omission due to homoioarcton (the word following is κατέκρινεν [katekrinen, “he condemned”]).

tn Or “ruin,” or “extinction.” The first part of this verse more literally reads “And [if] he condemned to annihilation the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, by turning them to ashes.”

sn The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is detailed in Gen 18:1619:29.

2 tn The perfect participle τεθεικώς (teqeikw") suggests an antecedent act. More idiomatically, the idea seems to be, “because he had already appointed them to serve as an example.”

3 tn “To serve as” is not in Greek but is implied in the object-complement construction.

4 tn Grk “an example of the things coming to the ungodly,” or perhaps “an example to the ungodly of coming [ages].”



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