2 Peter 3:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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The Day of the Lord Will Come

1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them 1I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 2that you should remember the predictions of 3the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come 4in the last days with scoffing, 5following their own sinful desires. 4 6They will say, "Where is the promise of 7his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation." 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth 8was formed out of water and through water 9by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed 10was deluged with water and 11perished. 7 But by the same word 12the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and 13destruction of the ungodly.
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