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2 Peter 3:5-15

NKJV 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 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. NKJV 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. NIV 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. NKJV 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. NIV 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. NKJV 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. NIV 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. NKJV 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. NIV 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. NKJV 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. NIV 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. NKJV 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, NIV 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives NKJV 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? NIV 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. NKJV 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. NIV 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. NKJV 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; NIV 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. NKJV 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation--as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, NIV 15 Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.