New American Standard Bible
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
King James Bible
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
Darby Bible Translation
This, a second letter, beloved, I already write to you, in both which I stir up, in the way of putting you in remembrance, your pure mind,
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;
Young's Literal Translation
This, now, beloved, a second letter to you I write, in both which I stir up your pure mind in reminding you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
'But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ....'--2 Peter iii. 18. These are the last words of an old man, written down as his legacy to us. He was himself a striking example of his own precept. It would be an interesting study to examine these two letters of the Apostle Peter, in order to construct from them a picture of what he became, and to contrast it with his own earlier self when full of self-confidence, rashness, and instability. It took a lifetime for Simon, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
How Christ is to be Made Use Of, in Reference to Growing in Grace.
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But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.
1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
2 Peter 1:13
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
2 Peter 3:8
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
2 Peter 3:17
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.
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