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

 
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1 My friends, this is the second letter I have written you to help your honest minds remember. 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 think about the words the holy prophets spoke in the past, and remember the command our Lord and Savior gave us 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 It is most important for you to understand what will happen in the last days. People will laugh at you. They will live doing the evil things they want to do. 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 They will say, "Jesus promised to come again. Where is he? Our fathers have died, but the world continues the way it has been since it was made." 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 they do not want to remember what happened long ago. By the word of God heaven was made, and the earth was made from water and with 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 Then the world was flooded and destroyed with water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.