2 Peter 3:1-10 NRS

1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you; in them I am trying to arouse your sincere intention by reminding you
2 that you should remember the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken through your apostles.
3 First of all you must understand this, that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and indulging their own lusts
4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since our ancestors died, a all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation!"

References for 2 Peter 3:4

    • x 3:4 - Gk [our fathers fell asleep]
      5 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water,
      6 through which the world of that time was deluged with water and perished.
      7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the godless.
      8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.
      9 The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, b not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.

      References for 2 Peter 3:9

        • y 3:9 - Other ancient authorities read [on your account]
          10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed. c

          References for 2 Peter 3:10

            • z 3:10 - Other ancient authorities read [will be burned up]