When studying 1-2 Peter & Jude, one cannot help but notice the similarities in Peter and Jude’s use and application of biblical history, and how they used the same terms to denounce sin and the false teachers threatening the church. The following comparisons from 2 Peter and Jude (using the ESV) will help you see the similarities. This same chart can also be found in the appendix of my study on 1-2 Peter & Jude:
|(2 Peter 1:1) Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:||(Jude 1) Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:|
|(2 Peter 1:2) May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.||(Jude 2) May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.|
(2 Peter 1:12) Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have
|(Jude 5) Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.|
|(2 Peter 2:1-2) But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.||(Jude 4) For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.|
|(2 Peter 2:4) For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;||(Jude 6) And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day —|
|(2 Peter 2:6) 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;||(Jude 7) just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.|
|(2 Peter 2:10a) and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.||(Jude 8) Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.|
|(2 Peter 2:10b-12) Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.||(Jude 9-10) But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.|
(2 Peter 2:13) suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.
|(Jude 12a) These are blemishes on your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, looking after themselves;|
|(2 Peter 2:15-16) Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.||(Jude 11) Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion.|
|(2 Peter 2:17) These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.||(Jude 12b-13) waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.|
|(2 Peter 2:18) For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.||(Jude 16) These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.|
|(2 Peter 3:1-2) This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,||(Jude 17) But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.|
|(2 Peter 3:3) knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.||(Jude 18) They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”|
(2 Peter 3:14) Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
|(Jude 24) Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,|
|(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.||(Jude 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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