and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of (A)creation.” For this they willfully forget: that (B)by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth (C)standing out of water and in the water, (D)by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But (E)the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for (F)fire until the day of judgment and [a]perdition of ungodly men.

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and (G)a thousand years as one day. (H)The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but (I)is longsuffering toward [b]us, (J)not willing that any should perish but (K)that all should come to repentance.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 3:7 destruction
  2. 2 Peter 3:9 NU you