Sunday, June 11, 2017

Psalm 103:20 (102:20 LXX) and 2 Peter 2:11

εὐλογεῖτε τὸν κύριον πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ δυνατοὶ ἰσχύι ποιοῦντες τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς φωνῆς τῶν λόγων αὐτοῦ (Psalm 103:20 LXX/OG)

"Bless the Lord, all ye his angels, mighty in strength, who perform his bidding, [ready] to hearken to the voice of his words." (Brenton LXX)

ὅπου ἄγγελοι ἰσχύϊ καὶ δυνάμει μείζονες ὄντες οὐ φέρουσιν κατ' αὐτῶν παρὰ Κυρίῳ βλάσφημον κρίσιν. (2 Peter 2:11 WH)

ἰσχύϊ is dative feminine singular; μείζονες is a comparative adjective that's nominative masculine plural.

οἱ ἄγγελοι are messengers (although ἄγγελοι is anarthrous in 2 Peter), but they clearly seem to be spirit creatures in this case. See 2 Kings 18:35.

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