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

 
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Weymouth New Testament (WNT) New International Version (NIV)
1 This letter which I am now writing to you, dear friends, is my second letter. In both my letters I seek to revive in your honest minds the memory of certain things, 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 so that you may recall the words spoken long ago by the holy Prophets, and the commandments of our Lord and Saviour given you 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 But, above all, remember that, in the last days, men will come who make a mock at everything--men governed only by their own passions, 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 and, asking, "What has become of His promised Return? For from the time our forefathers fell asleep all things continue as they have been ever since the creation of the world." 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 they are wilfully blind to the fact that there were heavens which existed of old, and an earth, the latter arising out of water and extending continuously through water, by the command 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 and that, by means of these, the then existing race of men was overwhelmed with water and perished. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.