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A Comparison of Text between 2 Peter and Jude

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The Revealing of a Common Apostolic Sermon

 

Some common wording between 2 Peter and Jude encourages various theories regarding which epistle may have been dependent on the other, etc.  The presentation below attempts to place the supposed parallels side-by-side in the New American Standard Updated text.  The order of 2 Peter has been kept and Jude’s verses have been rearranged at points to help one see what has been considered as parallel. Common/identical words and phrases between the two New Testament epistles have been colored (or such text that is similar but slightly different in some way is colored and in italics).  Apparently different words are left in plain black text.  Please notice both the similarities and the differences.

 

At the least, it is safe to say that 2nd Peter and Jude share a common apostolic/early church sermon or message.  Outside of the core message, we also find similar words used in the context of writing about similar ideas.  Any more than that is the sort of analysis that will be left to the imaginations of greater minds.

 

The parallels or similarities posed by various persons are referenced as follows:

 

2 Peter 1:5 // Jude 3

2 Peter 1:12 // Jude 5

2 Peter 2:1 // Jude 4

2 Peter 2:3 // Jude 16

2 Peter 2:4 // Jude 6

2 Peter 2:6 // Jude 7

2 Peter 2:10 // Jude 8

2 Peter 2:11 // Jude 9

2 Peter 2:12 // Jude 10

2 Peter 2:15 // Jude 11

2 Peter 2:17 // Jude 12,13

2 Peter 2:18 // Jude 16

2 Peter 3:2 // Jude 17

2 Peter 3:3 // Jude 18

2 Peter 3:14 // Jude 24

2 Peter 3:18 // Jude 25

 

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2 Peter 1:5

5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

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2 Peter 1:12

12 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. 

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2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

 

2:2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

 

 

2:3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

 

 

 

2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

 

2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

 

 

2:6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;

 

 

 

 

2:7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men

 

2:8(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),

 

 

2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

 

2:10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.

Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

 

2:11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

 

2:12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

 

2:13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

 

2:14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

 

2:15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

 

2:16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

 

2:17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm,…

 

 

 

 

…for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

 

 

2:18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

 

2:19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

 

2:20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

 

2:21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.

 

2:22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

 

2 Peter 3:1

 

3:1 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,

 

3:2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.

 

 

3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

 

3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."

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2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

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2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.  

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Column for Jude

 

 

1 Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

 

2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

 

3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

 

 

5 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.

 

 

 

 

 

4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

 

 

 

6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.

 

9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

 

10 But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

 

 

 

 

12 These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;

 

13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.

 

16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

 

 

 

 

14 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,

 

15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

 

18 that they were saying to you, "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts."

 

 

19 These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.

 

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

 

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

 

22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting;

 

23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

 

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

 

 

25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.  

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