2 Peter 3:3-9 (New American Standard)

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The Coming Day of the Lord

3 1Know this first of all, that 2in the last days 3mockers will come with their mocking, 4following after their own lusts, 4 and saying, "5Where is the promise of His 6coming? For ever since the fathers 7fell asleep, all continues just as it was 8from the beginning of creation." 5 For awhen they maintain this, it escapes their notice that 9by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was 10formed out of water and by water, 6 through which 11the world at that time was 12destroyed, being flooded with water. 7 But by His word 13the present heavens and earth are being reserved for 14fire, kept for 15the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, 16beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and 17a thousand years like one day. 9 18The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but 19is patient toward you, 20not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
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