2 Peter 2:4
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English Standard Version
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

King James Bible
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

American Standard Version
For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment:

English Revised Version
For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Webster's Bible Translation
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgment;

Weymouth New Testament
For God did not spare angels when they had sinned, but hurling them down to Tartarus consigned them to caves of darkness, keeping them in readiness for judgement.

2 Peter 2:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The angels

No article. Angels. So Rev. Compare Jde 1:6.

Cast them down to hell (ταρταρώσας)

Only here in New Testament. From Τάρταρος, Tartarus. It is strange to find Peter using this Pagan term, which represents the Greek hell, though treated here not as equivalent to Gehenna, but as the place of detention until the judgment.

Chains of darkness (σειραῖς ζόφου)

Σειρά is a cord or band, sometimes of metal. Compare Septuagint, Proverbs 5:22; Wisd. of Sol. 17:2, 18. The best texts, however, substitute σιροῖς or σειροῖς, pits or caverns. Σιρός originally is a place for storing corn. Rev., pits of darkness.

Of darkness (ζόφου)

Peculiar to Peter and Jude. Originally of the gloom of the nether world, So Homer:

"These halls are full

Of shadows hastening down to Erebus

Amid the gloom (ὑπὸ ζόφον)."

Odyssey, xx., 355.

When Ulysses meets his mother in the shades, she says to him:

"How didst thou come, my child, a living man,

continued...

2 Peter 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

spared.

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness...

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

Psalm 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Ezekiel 5:11 Why, as I live, said the Lord GOD; Surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things...

Ezekiel 7:4,9 And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense your ways on you...

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not you.

the angels.

Job 4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

1 John 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested...

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation...

but.

Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God?...

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God...

Luke 8:31 And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels...

Revelation 20:2,3,10 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years...

into.

2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation...

to be.

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Cross References
Jude 1:6
And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day--

Revelation 20:1
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.

Revelation 20:2
And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

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