Vincent Word Studies - 2 Peter 3:1 - 3:1

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Vincent Word Studies - 2 Peter 3:1 - 3:1

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Occurring four times in this chapter.

Second - I write

An incidental testimony to the authorship of the second epistle.

Pure minds (εἰλικρινῆ διάνοιαν)

The latter word is singular, not plural. Hence, as Rev., mind. The word rendered pure is often explained tested by the sunlight; but this is very doubtful, since εἵλη, to which this meaning is traced, means the heat, and not the light of the sun. Others derive it from the root of the verb εἱλίσσω, to roll, and explain it as that which is separated or sifted by rolling, as in a sieve. In favor of this etymology is its association in classical Greek with different words meaning unmixed. The word occurs only here and Phi 1:10. The kindred noun εἰλικρίνεια, sincerity, is found 1Co 5:8; 2Co 1:12; 2Co 2:17. Rev., here, sincere.

Mind (διάνοιαν)

Compare 1Pe 1:13; and see on Mar 12:30.