Notes on Second Peter
From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes

2Pe 1:1

1:1 Simon {1} Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the {a} righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2Pe 1:2

1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you {2} through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

2Pe 1:3

1:3 {3} According as his {b} divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto {c} life and godliness, through the {d} knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2Pe 1:4

1:4 {4} Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the {e} divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pe 1:5

1:5 {5} And beside this, giving all diligence, {h} add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2Pe 1:6

1:6 {6} And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2Pe 1:8

1:8 {7} For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Pe 1:9

1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and (i) cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

2Pe 1:10

1:10 {8} Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

2Pe 1:12

1:12 {9} Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth.

2Pe 1:13

1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this {k} tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance;

2Pe 1:16

1:16 {10} For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2Pe 1:19

1:19 {11} We have also a more sure word of prophecy; {12} whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day {l} dawn, and the {m} day star arise in your hearts:

2Pe 1:20

1:20 {13} Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the {n} scripture is of any {o} private interpretation.

2Pe 1:21

1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but {p} holy men of God spake [as they were] {q} moved by the Holy Ghost.

2Pe 2:1

2:1 But {1} there were false prophets also among the {a} people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2Pe 2:2

2:2 {2} And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2Pe 2:3

2:3 {3} And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make {b} merchandise of you: {4} whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2Pe 2:4

2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to {c} hell, and delivered [them] into {d} chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

2Pe 2:5

2:5 And spared not the {e} old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a {f} preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

2Pe 2:8

2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in {g} seeing and hearing, {h} vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;)

2Pe 2:9

2:9 The Lord {i} knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

2Pe 2:10

2:10 {5} 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 {k} dignities.

2Pe 2:12

2:12 {6} But these, as natural brute beasts, {l} made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their {m} own corruption;

{6} An accurate description of the same persons, in which they are compared to beasts who are made for destruction, while they give themselves to fill their bellies: For there is no greater ignorance than is in these men: although they most impudently find fault with those things of which they know not: and it shall come to pass that they shall destroy themselves as beasts with those pleasures with which they are delighted, and dishonour and defile the company of the godly.
(l) Made to this end to be a prey to others: So do these men willingly cast themselves into Satan's snares.
(m) Their own wicked conduct shall bring them to destruction.
2Pe 2:13

2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings {n} while they feast with you;

2Pe 2:14

2:14 {7} Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

2Pe 2:17

2:17 {8} These are {o} wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of {p} darkness is reserved for ever.

2Pe 2:18

2:18 For when they speak great {q} swelling [words] of vanity, they {r} allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were {s} clean escaped from them who live in error.

2Pe 2:20

2:20 {9} For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2Pe 3:1

3:1 This {1} second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2Pe 3:3

3:3 {2} Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days {a} scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2Pe 3:4

3:4 {3} And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe 3:5

3:5 {4} For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the {b} earth standing out of the water and in the water:

2Pe 3:6

3:6 {5} Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with {c} water, perished:

2Pe 3:7

3:7 {6} But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2Pe 3:8

3:8 {7} But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2Pe 3:9

3:9 {8} The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; {9} but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2Pe 3:10

3:10 {10} But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great {d} noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2Pe 3:11

3:11 {11} [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,

2Pe 3:12

3:12 Looking for and {e} hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2Pe 3:13

3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, {f} wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2Pe 3:14

3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in {g} peace, without spot, and blameless.

2Pe 3:15

3:15 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; {12} even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2Pe 3:16

3:16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; {13} in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.