2 Peter 3:4-14 LEB

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.
              8 Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your [notice], that one day with the Lord [is] like a thousand years, and a thousand years [is] like one day.
              9 The Lord is not delaying the promise, as some consider slowness, but is being patient toward you, [because he]d does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.

              References for 2 Peter 3:9

                • ˆ 3:9 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("want") which is understood as causal
                  10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will disappear with a rushing noise, and the celestial bodies will be destroyed [by]e being burned up, and the earth and the deeds [done] on it will be disclosed.

                  References for 2 Peter 3:10

                    • ‰ 3:10 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("being burned up") which is understood as means
                      11 [Because]f all these things are being destroyed in this way, what sort of [people] must you be in holy behavior and godliness,

                      References for 2 Peter 3:11

                        • Š 3:11 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are being destroyed") which is understood as causal
                          12 [while]g waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed [by]h being burned up and the celestial bodies will melt [as they]i are consumed by heat!

                          References for 2 Peter 3:12

                            • ‹ 3:12 - *Here "[while]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("waiting for") which is understood as temporal
                            • Œ 3:12 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("being burned up") which is understood as means
                            •  3:12 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are consumed by heat") which is understood as temporal
                              13 But according to his promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness resides.

                              Final Exhortations and Conclusion

                              14 Therefore, dear friends, [because you]j are waiting for these [things], make every effort to be found at peace, spotless and unblemished in him.

                              References for 2 Peter 3:14

                                • Ž 3:14 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("are waiting for") which is understood as causal