2 Peter 3:1-7 ESV

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,

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2 2that you should remember the predictions of 3the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,

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3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come 4in the last days with scoffing, 5following their own sinful desires.

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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."

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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,

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6 and that by means of these the world that then existed 10was deluged with water and 11perished.

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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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