2 Peter 3:1-7 LEB

The Coming Day of the Lord

1 Dear friends, this [is] already the second letter I am writing to you, in [both of] which I am attempting to stir up your sincere mind by a reminder,

References for 2 Peter 3:1

      2 to remember the words proclaimed beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,
      3 above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own desires
      4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For {ever since}a the fathers fell asleep, all [things] have continued just as they have been from the beginning of creation."

      References for 2 Peter 3:4

        • … 3:4 - Literally "from which [time]"
          5 For [when]b they maintain this, it escapes [their] notice that the heavens existed long ago and the earth held together out of water and through water by the word of God,

          References for 2 Peter 3:5

            • † 3:5 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("maintain") which is understood as temporal
              6 by means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by]c being inundated with water.

              References for 2 Peter 3:6

                • ‡ 3:6 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("being inundated") which is understood as means
                  7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly people.