2 Peter 3:1-10 NKJV

1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder),
2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, a the apostles of the Lord and Savior,

References for 2 Peter 3:2

    • i 3:2 - NU-Text and M-Text read commandment of the apostles of your Lord and Savior or commandment of your apostles of the Lord and Savior.
      3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
      4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."
      5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,
      6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
      7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
      8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
      9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, b not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

      References for 2 Peter 3:9

        • j 3:9 - NU-Text reads you.
          10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. c

          References for 2 Peter 3:10

            • k 3:10 - NU-Text reads laid bare (literally found).