It’s time for another installment of unusual scriptures in Topical Guide. Here are some interesting verses regarding the word:
[Jude 1:9 KJV] 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
I’m having trouble sorting pronouns here. Who is “him”: Moses or the Devil? Let’s check another version, such as NLT (New Living Translation).
But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses’ body.)
Ok, that is much more clear. But why would an angel “not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy“? Isn’t the devil the author of all blasphemy?
Here’s another verse.
[2Peter 2:11 KJV] 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
That’s just not clear to me either. Let’s check NLT again.
But the angels, who are far greater in power and strength, do not dare to bring from the Lord a charge of blasphemy against those supernatural beings.
Ok, why are angels scared of calling blasphemy?