God did not spare the angels (2 Pet 2:4)

“God did not spare

The angels

When they sinned.

But he cast them

Into hell.

He committed them

To chains

In the deepest darkness,

To be kept

Until the judgement.”

εἰ γὰρ ὁ Θεὸς ἀγγέλων ἁμαρτησάντων οὐκ ἐφείσατο, ἀλλὰ σειροῖς ζόφου ταρταρώσας παρέδωκεν εἰς κρίσιν τηρουμένους,

This author said, “God (εἰ γὰρ ὁ Θεὸς) did not spare (οὐκ ἐφείσατο) the angels (ἀγγέλων) when they sinned (ἁμαρτησάντων).  But (ἀλλὰ) he cast them into hell (ταρταρώσας).  He committed (παρέδωκεν) them to chains (σειροῖς) in the deepest darkness (ζόφου), to be kept (τηρουμένους) until the judgement (εἰς κρίσιν).”  Among the canonical Greek New Testament writings, this is the only time that these words appeared in 2 Peter, σειροῖς, that means a chain, and the word ταρταρώσας, that means to cast into hell, Tartarus, or Gehenna.  This author now turned to instances in the past that had an effect on the present.  The first example that he was going to use was the fall of the angels.   God did not spare them when they sinned by their disobedience.  He sent them to hell, Gehenna or Tartarus as in the book of 1 Enoch, chapters 6-16, and Genesis, chapter 6:1-4.  The first two, hell and Gehenna, were familiar to the Jewish Christians.  Tartarus was where the Greek god Zeus cast the Titans in Hesiod’s work.  The angels were to be kept in chains in the deepest darkest area of hell until the final judgment.  Not even the evil bad angels would escape the final judgment.  What do you think about the final judgment?

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