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

 
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1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of 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 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken 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 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following 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 ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was 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 by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and 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 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.