2 Peter 2:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
pheidomai (Greek #5339)
to be chary of, i.e. (subjectively) to abstain or (objectively) to treat leniently
KJV usage: forbear, spare.
Pronounce: fi'-dom-ahee
Origin: of uncertain affinity
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
the angels
aggelos (Greek #32)
a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor
KJV usage: angel, messenger.
Pronounce: ang'-el-os
Origin: from ἀγγέλλω (probably derived from 71; compare 34) (to bring tidings)
that sinned
hamartano (Greek #264)
properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin
KJV usage: for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.
Pronounce: ham-ar-tan'-o
Origin: perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the base of 3313
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
tartaroo (Greek #5020)
to incarcerate in eternal torment
KJV usage: cast down to hell.
Pronounce: tar-tar-o'-o
Origin: from Τάρταρος (the deepest abyss of Hades)
them down to hell
tartaroo (Greek #5020)
to incarcerate in eternal torment
KJV usage: cast down to hell.
Pronounce: tar-tar-o'-o
Origin: from Τάρταρος (the deepest abyss of Hades)
, and delivered
paradidomi (Greek #3860)
to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit
KJV usage: betray, bring forth, cast, commit, deliver (up), give (over, up), hazard, put in prison, recommend.
Pronounce: par-ad-id'-o-mee
Origin: from 3844 and 1325
them into chains
seira (Greek #4577)
a chain (as binding or drawing)
KJV usage: chain.
Pronounce: si-rah'
Origin: probably from 4951 through its congener εἴρω (to fasten; akin to 138)
of darkness
zophos (Greek #2217)
gloom (as shrouding like a cloud)
KJV usage: blackness, darkness, mist.
Pronounce: dzof'-os
Origin: akin to the base of 3509
, to be reserved
tereo (Greek #5083)
to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from 5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from 2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. to note (a prophecy; figuratively, to fulfil a command); by implication, to detain (in custody; figuratively, to maintain); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried)
KJV usage: hold fast, keep(- er), (pre-, re-)serve, watch.
Pronounce: tay-reh'-o
Origin: from τερός (a watch; perhaps akin to 2334)
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
krisis (Greek #2920)
by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice (especially, divine law)
KJV usage: accusation, condemnation, damnation, judgment.
Pronounce: kree'-sis
Origin: decision (subjectively or objectively, for or against)

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

the angels.
to be.
 The devil and his angels have quite another destiny; for they are allowed to tempt man, as their chief tempted even the Son of God when here incarnate, rising more and more during the season of divine long-suffering till the ruin of Christendom, as well as of the Jews, shall revive the Roman empire in the Beast, and the False Prophet of Judea, the Antichrist, to sit not only as Messiah but as God in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. Even at the end of Christ's thousand years' reign, Satan will be loosed once more to deceive man for a little space. All so far is in contrast with the sinning angels here. But the comparison with Jude 6-7, renders another fact sufficiently clear; that the particular time and the special enormity of their sin point to what is described in Genesis 6:1-4, which played a prominent part in the accumulated evil for which the deluge was sent to destroy the world which then was. (2 Peter 2:4-5 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

For if God spared not the angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness to be kept for judgment;

W. Kelly Translation

aFor if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to lowest hell and gave them up to chains of gloom reserved for judgment,

WK Translation Notes

when they: it is "angels when they sinned," not "the angels that sinned," which would require τῶν ἀ. τῶν ἀ and then would mean the whole; whereas the apostle speaks only of a part even of those that fell. (Bible Treasury 14:95)
cast... down to lowest hell: Ταρταρώσας is the word translated "cast down to hell," and occurs here only in the New Testament. It means hurling into the lowest abyss. (Bible Treasury 14:95)
chains [or, pits]: It is a question between σιροῖς or σειροῖς. (א A B C) and σειραῖς (K L P and the cursives). Here τηρουμένους has better support than τετηρουμενους. (Epist. of Peter, Part 2, p.126)
chains [or, pits]: there is a question of reading on which turns either "pits" or "chains," the more ancient copies inclining to the former, while the expression of Jude may have suggest the latter. (Bible Treasury 14:95)