2 Peter 2:16
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Berean Study Bible
But he was rebuked for his transgression by a donkey, otherwise without speech, that spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.

Young's Literal Translation
and had a rebuke of his own iniquity—a dumb ass, in man’s voice having spoken, did forbid the madness of the prophet.

King James Bible
But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

δὲ (de)
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

he was
ἔσχεν (eschen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

ἔλεγξιν (elenxin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1649: Rebuke, reproof, refutation. From elegcho; refutation, i.e. Reproof.

for his
ἰδίας (idias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

παρανομίας (paranomias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3892: A transgression, violation of law. From the same as paranomeo; transgression: iniquity.

by a donkey,
ὑποζύγιον (hypozygion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5268: A beast of burden, an ass or mule. Neuter of a compound of hupo and zugos; an animal under the yoke, i.e., a donkey.

[ otherwise ] without speech,
ἄφωνον (aphōnon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 880: Soundless, voiceless, speechless, dumb. Figuratively, unmeaning.

that spoke
φθεγξάμενον (phthenxamenon)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5350: To speak aloud, utter. Probably akin to pheggos and thus to phemi; to utter a clear sound, i.e. to proclaim.

ἐν (en)
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a man’s
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

φωνῇ (phōnē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.

[and] restrained
ἐκώλυσεν (ekōlysen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2967: To prevent, debar, hinder; with infin: from doing so and so. From the base of kolazo; to estop, i.e. Prevent.

τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

προφήτου (prophētou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

παραφρονίαν (paraphronian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3913: Madness, folly. From paraphroneo; insanity, i.e. Foolhardiness.


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