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Summary

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

The elements

Bible References

As a

Matthew 24:42
"Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
Luke 12:39
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night.
Revelation 3:3
Therefore, remember what you received and heard, and obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you.
Revelation 16:15
(Look! I will come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays alert and does not lose his clothes so that he will not have to walk around naked and his shameful condition be seen.)

In the which

Psalm 102:26
They will perish, but you will endure. They will wear out like a garment; like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear.
Isaiah 51:6
Look up at the sky! Look at the earth below! For the sky will dissipate like smoke, and the earth will wear out like clothes; its residents will die like gnats. But the deliverance I give is permanent; the vindication I provide will not disappear.
Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Mark 13:31
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Romans 8:20
For the creation was subjected to futility -- not willingly but because of God who subjected it -- in hope
Hebrews 1:11
They will perish, but you continue. And they will all grow old like a garment,
Revelation 20:11
Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.
Revelation 21:1
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more.

The elements

2 Peter 3:12
while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze!

General references

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before him; on every side it burns up his enemies.
Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
Proverbs 27:12
A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.
Matthew 24:36
"But as for that day and hour no one knows it -- not even the angels in heaven -- except the Father alone.
Mark 13:24
"But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light;
Luke 12:39
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

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