2 Peter 3

CHAPTER 3

Regarding the Last Days

This already, beloved, a second [3to you 2I write 1letter], in which I awaken your [3in 4recollection 1honest 2consideration], to remember the before described sayings by the holy prophets, and of the [7the 8apostles 6of us 1commandment 2of the 3Lord 4and 5deliverer]. This first knowing, that [2will come 3at 4the last 5of the 6days 1mockers], [2according to 3their own 4lusts 1going], and saying, Where is the promise of his arrival? [2from 3of which time 1For] the fathers went to sleep, all things thus continue from the beginning of creation. [3escaped 5notice 1For 4their 2this] willingly, that heavens were of old, and an earth from out of water and through water stood together by the word of God; through of which things the [2then 1world 5by water 4having been flooded 3perished]. But the present heavens and the earth, the one of his word, are treasured up for fire being kept for a day of judgment and destruction of impious men. But this one thing let it not be unaware to you, beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as [2day 1one]. [3is not 4slow 1The 2Lord] of promise, as some [2slowness 1esteem], but is long-suffering towards us, not willing for anyone to perish, but for all [2for 3repentance 1to have space]. 10 But shall come the day of the Lord as a thief in the night, in which the heavens by a loud noise shall pass away, and the elements being destroyed by fire shall be loosed; and the earth and the [2in 3it 1works] shall be incinerated. 11 These things then all being loosed, what kind of persons must you be in holy behavior and piety, 12 expecting and hastening the arrival of the day of God, by which the heavens being set on fire shall be loosed, and the elements being destroyed by fire shall melt away? 13 But new heavens and [2earth 1a new], according to his declaration, we expect, in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, these things expecting, endeavor [3spotless 4and 5without blemish 2by him 1to be found] in peace! 15 And [2the 5of our Lord 3long-suffering 4deliverance 1esteem]; as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the [3to him 2given 1wisdom], wrote to you, 16 as also in all the letters, speaking in them concerning these things; in which [2are 3hard to comprehend 1some things], which the illiterate and unstable make crooked, as also the rest of scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You then, beloved, foreknowing, guard that not by the [2of the 3unlawful ones 1delusion] having been led away, you should fall from your own steadfastness! 18 But grow in the favor and knowledge of our Lord and deliverer Jesus Christ! To him be the glory both now and into the day of the eon. Amen.
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