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

 
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1 Dear friends, this [is] already the second letter I am writing to you, in [both of] which I am attempting to stir up your sincere mind by a reminder, 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 to remember the words proclaimed beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through 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 above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to 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 saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For {ever since} the fathers fell asleep, all [things] have continued just as they have been from 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 For [when] they maintain this, it escapes [their] notice that the heavens existed long ago and the earth held together out of water and through 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 means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by] being inundated with water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.