For awhen they maintainthis, it escapes their notice that 1by the word of God the heavensexistedlongago and the earth was 2formed out of water and by water,
6throughwhich3the world at that time was 4destroyed, being flooded with water.
But by His word5the presentheavens and earth are being reserved for 6fire, kept for 7the day of judgment and destruction of ungodlymen.
But do not let thisone fact escape your notice, 8beloved, that with the Lordoneday is like a thousandyears, and 9a thousandyearslikeoneday.
910The Lord is not slow about His promise, as somecountslowness, but 11is patienttoward you, 12not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
But 13the day of the Lord14will comelike a thief, in which15the heavens16will passaway with a roar and the 17elements will be destroyed with intenseheat, and 18the earth and bits works will be cburned up.
Since allthesethings are to be destroyed in thisway, whatsort of people ought you to be in holyconduct and godliness,
1219looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which20the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the 21elements will melt with intenseheat!
But according to His 22promise we are looking for 23newheavens and a newearth, 24in whichrighteousnessdwells.
1425Therefore, 26beloved, since you look for thesethings, be diligent to be 27found by Him in peace, 28spotless and blameless,
and regard the 29patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also30our belovedbrotherPaul, 31according to the wisdomgiven him, wrote to you,