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

 
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1 This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you; 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 that you should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the mitzvot of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior: 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 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts, 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming?" For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the 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 For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an eretz formed out of water and amid 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 by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.