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2 Peter 3:3-9 (New International Version)

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3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days1 scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.2 4 They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised?3 Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."4 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word5 the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.6 6 By these waters also the world of that time7 was deluged and destroyed.8 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,9 being kept for the day of judgment10 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.11 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,12 as some understand slowness. He is patient13 with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.14
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