But according to His 1promise we are looking for 2newheavens and a newearth, 3in whichrighteousnessdwells.
144Therefore, 5beloved, since you look for thesethings, be diligent to be 6found by Him in peace, 7spotless and blameless,
and regard the 8patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also9our belovedbrotherPaul, 10according to the wisdomgiven him, wrote to you,
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of 11thesethings, 12in which are somethingshard to understand, which the untaught and 13unstabledistort, as they do also14the rest of the Scriptures, to their owndestruction.
You therefore, 15beloved, knowing this beforehand, 16be on your guardso that you are not carriedaway by 17the error of 18unprincipledmen and 19fall from your ownsteadfastness,
but grow in the grace and 20knowledge of our 21Lord and SaviorJesusChrist. 22To Him be the glory, bothnow and to the day of eternity. Amen.