New International Version
yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord.
King James Bible
Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge.
World English Bible
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don't bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
whereas messengers, in strength and power being greater, do not bear against them before the Lord an evil speaking judgment;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whereas angels, etc. - This is a difficult verse, but the meaning seems to be this: The holy angels, who are represented as bringing an account of the actions of the fallen angels before the Lord in judgment, simply state the facts without exaggeration, and without permitting any thing of a bitter, reviling, or railing spirit, to enter into their accusations. See Zechariah 3:1, and Jde 1:9; to the former of which St. Peter evidently alludes. But these persons, not only speak of the actions of men which they conceive to be wrong, but do it with untrue colourings, and the greatest malevolence. Michael, the archangel, treated a damned spirit with courtesy; he only said, The Lord rebuke thee, Satan! but these treat the rulers of God's appointment with disrespect and calumny.
Before the Lord - Παρα Κυριῳ is wanting in a number of MSS. and most of the versions.
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against them. Some read 'against themselves.'
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adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
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