(A)They will say, “Where is the promise of (B)his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth (C)was formed out of water and through water (D)by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed (E)was deluged with water and (F)perished. But by the same word (G)the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and (H)destruction of the ungodly.

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