For these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written.
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
But by your hardness and your impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
But by the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.