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

 
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1 Behold this second epistle I write to you, my dearly beloved, in which, I stir up by way of admonition your sincere mind: 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 may be mindful of those words which I told you before from the holy prophet and of your apostles, of the precepts of the Lord and Saviour. 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 there shall come deceitful scoffers, 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 Saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, 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 are wilfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting 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 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.