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

 
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1 My dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written you. In both letters I have tried to arouse pure thoughts in your minds by reminding you of these things. 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 I want you to remember the words that were spoken long ago by the holy prophets, and the command from the Lord and Savior which was given you by your 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 First of all, you must understand that in the last days some people will appear whose lives are controlled by their own lusts. They will make fun of you 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 and will ask, "He promised to come, didn't he? Where is he? Our ancestors have already died, but everything is still the same as it was since the creation 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 They purposely ignore the fact that long ago God gave a command, and the heavens and earth were created. The earth was formed out of water and by water, 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 it was also by water, the water of the flood, that the old world was destroyed. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.