Modern Literal Version


[2 Peter 3]




     3:1 Beloved, this is already the second letter that I am writing among youĎ, and in both of them I am awakening yourĎ sincere mind in a reminder; 3:2 to be reminded of the declarations which have been spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments from yourĎ apostles of the Lord and Savior.



     3:3 Knowing this first, that mockers will be coming in the last of the days, conducting-themselves according to their own lusts, 3:4 and saying, Where is the promise of his presence? For* from which time the fathers fell-asleep, thus all things remain as they were from thebeginning of the creation. 3:5 For* this is eluding them, (willing it to be so): that there were heavens from long-ago, and an earth established {Or: standing together} out of water and through water by the word of God; 3:6 through which water, the world which was then was destroyed, having been flooded in water. 3:7 But the current heavens and the earth have been stored up for fire by the same word, being kept to the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.




     3:8 But beloved, let this one thing not elude youĎ, that one day with the Lord is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some deem slowness, but has patience toward us, not planning for any to perish, but for all to make room in yourĎ hearts*for repentance.



     3:10 But the day of the Lord will be coming like a thief in the night; in which the heavens will be passing away with a crashing-sound, and the elements will be dissolved, being burnt with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it will be burned up. 3:11 Therefore, with all these things being dissolved, see what sort of things youĎ ought to possess in all holy conduct and godliness*, 3:12 expecting, and diligently wanting the presence of the day of God, through which,the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt, being burnt with heat. 3:13But according to his promise, we are expecting new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.




     3:14 Hence, beloved, while expecting these things, beĎ diligent that youĎ may be found in peace, unstained and unblemished in his sight. 3:15 And deemĎ the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just-as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to youĎ according to the wisdom which was given to him; 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them concerning these things; in which some things are hard to perceive, which the unlearned and unstable ones are twisting, as they also twist the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction. 3:17 Therefore beloved, knowing beforehand these things, guardĎ yourselves, in order that youĎ might not fall from yourĎ own firmness, having been led away in the error of the immoral. 3:18 But growĎ in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory is to him, both now and toward the final day of this world. Amen.




     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}









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