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2 Peter 2:16 NIV

16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.

References for 2 Peter 2:16

Study tools for 2 Peter 2:16

  • a 2:4 - Greek "Tartarus"
  • b 2:4 - Some manuscripts "in gloomy dungeons"
  • c 2:10 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18.
  • d 2:11 - Many manuscripts "beings in the presence of"
  • e 2:13 - Some manuscripts "in their love feasts"
  • f 2:15 - Greek "Bosor"
  • g 2:22 - Prov. 26:11