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2 Peter 3:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My loved ones, this is now my second letter to you, and in this as in the first, I am attempting to keep your true minds awake; 1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.
2 So that you may keep in mind the words of the holy prophets in the past, and the law of the Lord and Saviour which was given to you by his Apostles. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
3 Having first of all the knowledge that in the last days there will be men who, ruled by their evil desires, will make sport of holy things, 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 Saying, Where is the hope of his coming? From the death of the fathers till now everything has gone on as it was from the making of the world. 4 They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
5 But in taking this view they put out of their minds the memory that in the old days there was a heaven, and an earth lifted out of the water and circled by water, by the word of God; 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
6 And that the world which then was came to an end through the overflowing of the waters. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.