2 Peter 3:5

5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.

2 Peter 3:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
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,
NLT
5 They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.
MSG
5 They conveniently forget that long ago all the galaxies and this very planet were brought into existence out of watery chaos by God's word.
CSB
5 They willfully ignore this: long ago the heavens and the earth existed out of water and through water by the word of God.

2 Peter 3:5 In-Context

3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”
5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 1:6,9; Hebrews 11:3
  • 2. Psalms 24:2
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