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2 Peter 3:1-6 NIV

The Day of the Lord

1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.

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2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

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3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

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4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

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5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.

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6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.

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Study tools for 2 Peter 3:1-6

  • a 3:10 - Some manuscripts "be burned up"
  • b 3:12 - Or "as you wait eagerly for the day of God to come"