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2 Peter 3:17-18

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3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, 1  be on your guard that you do not get led astray by the error of these unprincipled men 2  and fall from your firm grasp on the truth. 3  3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge 4  of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the honor both now and on 5  that eternal day. 6 

1 tn Grk “knowing beforehand.”

2 tn Or “lawless ones.”

sn These unprincipled men. The same word is used in 2:7, suggesting further that the heretics in view in chapter 3 are the false teachers of chapter 2.

3 tn Grk “fall from your firmness.”

4 tn The term “knowledge” (γνῶσις, gnwsis) used here is not the same as is found in 2 Pet 1:2, 3, 8; 2:20. This term is found in 1:5 and 1:6.

5 tn Or “until.”

6 tc ‡ The vast bulk of mss add ἀμήν (amhn, “amen”) at the end of this letter, as they do almost all the rest of the NT books (only Acts, James, and 3 John lack a majority of witnesses supporting a concluding ἀμήν). The omission in B 1241 1243 1739* 1881 2298 appears to be original, although the fact that some of the best and earliest Alexandrian witnesses (Ì72 א A C P Ψ 33 co), along with the Byzantine text and early versions (vg sy), add the particle renders such a judgment less than iron-clad. NA27 places the word in brackets, indicating doubts as to its authenticity.

tn Grk “day of eternity.”



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