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2nd Peter Chapter 3
2nd Peter 3:1 I now write to you, beloved, this second letter; in which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2nd Peter 3:2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:
2nd Peter 3:3 knowing this first, that there will be coming in the end of the days, mocking mockers, walking after their own lusts,
2nd Peter 3:4 and saying, where is the promise of His Presence? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things are ongoing as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2nd Peter 3:5 For this they willingly ignore, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2nd Peter 3:6 in which that world then was, being flooded with water, was destroyed:
2nd Peter 3:7 but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved for fire into the day of judgment and destruction of godless men.
2nd Peter 3:8 But, beloved, do not ignore this one thing, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.
2nd Peter 3:9 Concerning His promise, the Lord is not postponing, as some men regard postponement; but is forbearing toward us, not desiring that any would be destroyed, but that all would come to repentance.
2nd Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a roaring thunder, and the (Jewish) elements will dissolve with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are in it will be burned utterly.
2nd Peter 3:11 Now then that all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in consecrated conduct and devotion,
2nd Peter 3:12 expecting and speeding up the Presence of the day of God, in which the heavens being set on fire will be dissolved, and the (Jewish) elements will disintegrate by melting?
2nd Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.
2nd Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you are expecting this, be diligent that you may be found by Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
2nd Peter 3:15 And regard the self- restraint of our Lord salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given to him has written to you;
2nd Peter 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which some things are hard to understand, which they that are unlearned and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
2nd Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you knew these things previously, be on guard unless you also, being led away by the wandering of the degenerates, fall from your own stability.
2nd Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and into the New Covenant Age from the Old Covenant Age, Amen.