Modern Literal Version

[2 Peter 3]

     3:1 Beloved, this is already the second letter that I am writing to you*, and in both of them I am awakening your* sincere mind in a reminder; 3:2 to remember the declarations which have been spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Savior through your* apostles.

     3:3 Knowing this first, that in the last of the days, mockers will come, conducting-themselves according to their own lusts, 3:4 and saying, Where is the promise of his presence? For* from the day that the fathers fell-asleep, all things remain as they were from the beginning 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; 3:6through which water, the world which was then was destroyed, having been flooded in water. 3:7But the heavens and the earth that are now, by his word, have been stored up for fire, being kept to the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

     3:8 But beloved, let this one thing not elude you*, 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 willing for any to perish, but for all to make room *for repentance.

     3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass 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 you* ought to possess in all holy conduct and godliness*, 3:12expecting, and diligently wanting the presence of the day of God, because of which, the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt, being burnt with heat. 3:13 But according to his promise, we are expecting new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness.

     3:14 Hence, beloved, expecting these things, be diligent that you* may be found in peace, unstained and unblemished in his sight. 3:15 And deem the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just-as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you* 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 are twisting, as they also dowith the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 3:17 Therefore beloved, knowing beforehand these things, guard yourselves, that* you* might not fall from your* own firmness, having been led away in the error of the immoral. 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory is to him, both now and to the final day of this age. Amen.

     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the НDefinitionsМ 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.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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