And this word (to de). He uses the article to point out "eti apax" which he explains (dhloi, signifies, present active indicative of dhlow). The removing (thn metaqesin). For this word see Matthew 7:12 ; Matthew 11:5 . For the transitory nature of the world see 1 Corinthians 7:31 ; 1 John 2:17 . "There is a divine purpose in the cosmic catastrophe" (Moffatt). Made (pepoihmenwn). Perfect passive participle of poiew. Made by God, but made to pass away. That those things which are not shaken may remain (ina meinh ta mh saleuomena). Final clause with mh and the first aorist active subjunctive of menw. The Kingdom of God is not shaken, fearful as some saints are about it.