2 Peter 3:4-9
New International Version
4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised?(A) Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”(B) 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word(C) the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.(D) 6 By these waters also the world of that time(E) was deluged and destroyed.(F) 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,(G) being kept for the day of judgment(H) and destruction of the ungodly.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.(I) 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,(J) as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient(K) with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.(L)