121looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which2the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the 3elements will melt with intenseheat!
But according to His 4promise we are looking for 5newheavens and a newearth, 6in whichrighteousnessdwells.
147Therefore, 8beloved, since you look for thesethings, be diligent to be 9found by Him in peace, 10spotless and blameless,
and regard the 11patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also12our belovedbrotherPaul, 13according to the wisdomgiven him, wrote to you,
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of 14thesethings, 15in which are somethingshard to understand, which the untaught and 16unstabledistort, as they do also17the rest of the Scriptures, to their owndestruction.
You therefore, 18beloved, knowing this beforehand, 19be on your guardso that you are not carriedaway by 20the error of 21unprincipledmen and 22fall from your ownsteadfastness,
but grow in the grace and 23knowledge of our 24Lord and SaviorJesusChrist. 25To Him be the glory, bothnow and to the day of eternity. Amen.