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2 Peter 3:3 DBY

3 knowing this first, that there shall come at [the] close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,

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  • a 3:4 - Or 'as they were.' For this rendering as the practical sense, see 'as he was,' John 4.6. The force is the present state: as that they have continued.
  • b 3:7 - Lit. 'the now heavens,' in contrast to the 'then world,' ver. 6.
  • c 3:9 - 'Purposing,' as Jas. 1.18.
  • d 3:11 - Conversation (manner of life) and godliness are both plural in Greek.
  • e 3:12 - The absence of the article is poetic here, 'because of which inflamed heavens shall be dissolved, and burning elements shall melt.'
  • f 3:17 - Ginosko, as ver. 3; ch. 1.20. It is oida in ch. 1.12,14; 2.9: see 1Cor. 8.1.