2 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 1:9; 2 Peter 1:17; 2 Peter 1:19; 2 Peter 2:12; 2 Peter 2:15; 2 Peter 2:17; 2 Peter 2:19; 2 Peter 3:1; 2 Peter 3:4; 2 Peter 3:6; 2 Peter 3:10; 2 Peter 3:12-13; 2 Peter 3:16 (New American Standard)

4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased "- 19 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness ; 17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption ; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

Purpose of This Letter

1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming ? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation." 6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.

A New Heaven and Earth

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat ! 13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
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