Parallel Bible results for 2 Peter 3:1-6

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2 Peter 3:1-6

ESV 1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, NIV 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. ESV 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, NIV 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. ESV 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. NIV 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. ESV 4 They will say, "Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation." NIV 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." ESV 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, NIV 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. ESV 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. NIV 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.