New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:18 his angels. The Satanic spirit here expresses his bitterness over the fate of those fallen angels who invaded the bodies of human women in the antediluvian world (Genesis 6:1-4), and were banished to the lowest hell (Greek tartarus) to await final judgment (II Peter 2:4; Jude 6).
4:19 in the dust. The resentment of Satan and his angels against those created in God’s image is evident here in the spirit’s scornful reference to the formation of man’s body out of the dust of the earth and his soon return thereto (Genesis 2:7; 3:19).