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Parallel Bible results for 2 Peter 3:1-13

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2 Peter 3:1-13

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, MSG 1 My dear friends, this is now the second time I've written to you, both letters reminders to hold your minds in a state of undistracted attention. ESV 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, MSG 2 Keep in mind what the holy prophets said, and the command of our Master and Savior that was passed on by your apostles. ESV 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. MSG 3 First off, you need to know that in the last days, mockers are going to have a heyday. Reducing everything to the level of their puny feelings, 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." MSG 4 they'll mock, "So what's happened to the promise of his Coming? Our ancestors are dead and buried, and everything's going on just as it has from the first day of creation. Nothing's changed." 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, 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. ESV 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. MSG 6 Then God's word brought the chaos back in a flood that destroyed the world. ESV 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. MSG 7 The current galaxies and earth are fuel for the final fire. God is poised, ready to speak his word again, ready to give the signal for the judgment and destruction of the desecrating skeptics. ESV 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. MSG 8 Don't overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. ESV 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. MSG 9 God isn't late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn't want anyone lost. He's giving everyone space and time to change. ESV 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. MSG 10 But when the Day of God's Judgment does come, it will be unannounced, like a thief. The sky will collapse with a thunderous bang, everything disintegrating in a huge conflagration, earth and all its works exposed to the scrutiny of Judgment. ESV 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, MSG 11 Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? ESV 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! MSG 12 Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day - ESV 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. MSG 13 but we'll hardly notice. We'll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.

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