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2 Peter 3:1-8 (New International Version)

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The Day of the Lord

1 Dear friends,1 this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders2 to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets3 and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.4 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days5 scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.6 4 They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised?7 Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."8 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word9 the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.10 6 By these waters also the world of that time11 was deluged and destroyed.12 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,13 being kept for the day of judgment14 and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.15
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