2 Peter 3:4-14 (New American Standard)

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

A New Heaven and Earth

10 But 17the day of the Lord 18will come like a thief, in which 19the heavens 20will pass away with a roar and the 21elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and 22the earth and bits works will be cburned up. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 23looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which 24the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the 25elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But according to His 26promise we are looking for 27new heavens and a new earth, 28in which righteousness dwells. 14 29Therefore, 30beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be 31found by Him in peace, 32spotless and blameless,
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