Do not be afraid, the Lord knows how to deliver you from temptation and from the ungodly.

Do not be afraid, the Lord knows how to deliver you from temptation and from the ungodly.

BibleGateway: 2 Peter 2:4-11

ESV Text: 2 Peter 2:4-11

2 Peter 2:4–11 (Listen)

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell1 and committed them to chains2 of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;3 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,4 and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge5 in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.

Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.

Footnotes

[1] 2:4 Greek Tartarus

[2] 2:4 Some manuscripts pits

[3] 2:6 Some manuscripts an example to those who were to be ungodly

[4] 2:9 Or temptations

[5] 2:10 Greek who go after the flesh

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KJV Text:

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4 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; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

     7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

     10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 263 (LSB 666):
O Little Flock, Fear not the Foe

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1. O little flock, fear not the Foe 
Who madly seeks your overthrow; 
Dread not his rage and power. 
What though your courage sometimes faints, 
His seeming triumph o’er God’s saints 
Lasts but a little hour. 

2. Be of good cheer; your cause belongs 
To Him who can avenge your wrongs; 
Leave it to Him, our Lord. 
Though hidden yet from mortal eyes, 
His Gideon shall for you arise, 
Uphold you and His Word. 

3. As true as God’s own Word is true. 
Not earth nor hell with all their crew 
Against us shall prevail. 
A jest and byword are they grown; 
God is with us, we are His own; 
Our victory cannot fail. 

4. Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our prayer; 
Great Captain, now Thine arm make bare, 
Fight for us once again! 
So shall Thy saints and martyrs raise 
A mighty chorus to Thy praise, 
World without end. Amen. 


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