1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
2 Peter 3
1 He assureth them of the certainty of Christ's coming to judgment, against those scorners who dispute against it: 8 warning the godly, for the long patience of God, to hasten their repentance. 10 He describeth also the manner how the world shall be destroyed: 11 exhorting them, from the expectation thereof, to all holiness of life: 15 and again, to think the patience of God to tend to their salvation, as Paul wrote to them in his epistles.
3:1 ¶ This, already, beloved, is the second letter I am writing unto you; and, in these letters, I am stirring upby way of calling to remembranceyour uncorrupted mind,
3:2 To remember the fore-spoken declarations made by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Saviour, by your apostles.
3:3 ¶ Of this, first, taking notethat there will come, in the last of the days, with scoffing, scoffers, after their own covetings, going on,
3:4 and sayingWhere is the promise of his presence? For, since the fathers fell asleep, all things, thus remain, from the beginning of creation.
3:5 For this they, willfully, forgetthat there were, heavens, from of old, and, an earth, on account of water and by means of water, compacted, by God's word,
3:6 By which means, the world that then was, with water being flooded, perished;
3:7 While, the heavens and the earth that now are, by the same word, have been stored with fire, being kept unto the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly men.
3:8 ¶ But, this one thing, forget not, beloved,that, one day, with the Lord, is as a thousand years, and, a thousand years, as one day.
3:9 ¶ The Lord is, not slack, concerning his promise, as some count, slackness; but is long-suffering with regard to you, not being minded that any should perish, but that, all, unto repentance, should come.
3:10 Howbeit the day of the Lord will be here, as a thief,in which, the heavens, with a rushing noise, will pass away, while, elements, becoming intensely hot, will be dissolved, and, earth, and the works therein, will be discovered.
3:11 ¶ Seeing that all these things are thus to be dissolved, what manner of persons, ought [ye] all the while to be, in holy ways of behaviour and acts of godliness,
3:12 Expecting and hastening the presence of the day of God, by reason of which, heavens, being on fire, will be dissolved, and, elements, becoming intensely hot, are to be melted;
3:13 But, new heavens, and a new earth, according to his promise, are we expecting, wherein, righteousness, is to dwell.
3:14 Wherefore, beloved, these things, expectinggive diligence, unspotted and unblemished, by him, to be found, in peace;
3:15 And account, our Lord's long suffering, [to be] salvation:even as, our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you;
3:16 As also, in all letters, speaking in them concerning these things,in which [letters] are some things, hard to be understood, which, the uninstructed and unstable, wrest,as also the other scriptures,unto their own destruction.
3:17 Ye, therefore, beloved, taking note beforehand, be on your guard, lest, with the error of the impious being led away, ye fall from your own steadfastness;
3:18 But be growing in the favour and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:unto whom be the glory, both now and unto a day that abideth.
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