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Beloved, this is now the second letter that I am writing to you. In both of them I am trying to stir up your sincere mind by way of reminder, so that you remember the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the commandment of * our Lord and Savior given through your apostles ¦ us, the apostles of our Lord and Savior TRour Lord and Savior given through your apostles. First of all, you must understand that scoffers will come in the last days ¦ days with scoffing CTdays, walking according to their own lusts. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has since the beginning of creation.” They deliberately overlook the fact that by the word of God the heavens came into being long ago and the earth was formed out of water and through water. Through these the world of that time was flooded by water and destroyed. But by his ¦ the same CT SCRhis word the heavens and the earth that now exist have been reserved for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness, but is patient toward § us ¦ you CTus, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief * in the night 87.9% ¦ — CT 12.1%in the night. On that day the heavens will pass away with a roar, the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up 89.6% ¦ be found NA27 SBL TH WH 3.1% ¦ not be found ECM NA28 0%be burned up.
11  Therefore, since all these things will be destroyed 86% ¦ Since all these things will be destroyed in this way ECM NA SBL WH 4.8%Therefore, since all these things will be destroyed, what sort of people ought you to be? You ought to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God. On that day the heavens will be set on fire and destroyed, and the elements will melt in the intense heat. 13 But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, as you wait for these things, be diligent to be found at peace, spotless and blameless in his sight. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him. 16 He speaks about these things in all his letters. Some § of the things he says ¦ things in his letters CTof the things he says are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people * twist ¦ will twist ECM NA28twist to their own destruction, just as they do with the other Scriptures. 17 Therefore, beloved, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you will not be led astray by the error of these lawless men and fall from your own secure position. 18 But grow … Christ. ¦ may you grow … Christ! PCKgrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 96.8% ¦ — ECM NA28 WH 2.6%Amen.

*3:2 our Lord and Savior given through your apostles ¦ us, the apostles of our Lord and Savior TR

3:3 days ¦ days with scoffing CT

3:7 his ¦ the same CT SCR

§3:9 us ¦ you CT

*3:10 in the night 87.9% ¦ — CT 12.1%

3:10 be burned up 89.6% ¦ be found NA27 SBL TH WH 3.1% ¦ not be found ECM NA28 0%

3:11 Therefore, since all these things will be destroyed 86% ¦ Since all these things will be destroyed in this way ECM NA SBL WH 4.8%

§3:16 of the things he says ¦ things in his letters CT

*3:16 twist ¦ will twist ECM NA28

3:18 grow … Christ. ¦ may you grow … Christ! PCK

3:18 Amen. 96.8% ¦ — ECM NA28 WH 2.6%