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2 Peter 2

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Bible part  New Testament
Category  General epistles
Order in the Bible part  22
2 Peter 2
Book  Second Epistle of Peter

2 Peter 2 is the second chapter of the Second Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The author identifies himself as "Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the oldest manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Papyrus 72 (3rd/4th century)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; complete)
  • Papyrus 74 (7th century; extant: verse 21)
  • This chapter is divided into 22 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 2 Peter 2:1-3 = Destructive Doctrines
  • 2 Peter 2:4-11 = Doom of False Teachers
  • 2 Peter 2:12-16 = Depravity of False Teachers
  • 2 Peter 2:17-22 = Deceptions of False Teachers
  • Verse 1

    New King James Version

    But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

    Verse 19

    New King James Version

    While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.


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