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The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,
for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
but grow 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.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased"--
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men
But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,
that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."
For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;
promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.
Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.
and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,