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

 
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1 Dear friends, I am writing you now this second letter; and in both letters I am trying to arouse you to wholesome thinking by means of reminders; 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 will keep in mind the predictions of the holy prophets and the command given by the Lord and Deliverer through your emissaries. 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 First, understand this: during the Last Days, scoffers will come, following their own desires 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 and asking, "Where is this promised 'coming' of his? For our fathers have died, and everything goes on just as it has since the beginning of creation." 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, wanting so much to be right about this, they overlook the fact that it was by God's Word that long ago there were heavens, and there was land which arose out of water and existed between the waters, 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 by means of these things the world of that time was flooded with water and destroyed. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.