2 Peter: Chapter 03

The Second Epistle of Peter. The 3rd Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 Lo! I write to you, most dear, this second epistle, in which I stir your clear soul by admonishing together, This is the second epistle that I now write unto you, my dearly beloved, wherewith I stir up and warn your pure minds, This second Epistle I now write unto you, beloved, wherewith I stir up, and warn your pure minds, This second Epistle (beloved) I now write unto you, in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
3:2 that ye be mindful of the words, that I before-said of the holy prophets, and of the commandments of the holy apostles of the Lord and Saviour. to call to remembrance the words which were told before of the holy prophets, and also the commandment of us the apostles of the lord and saviour To call to remembrance the words, which were told before of the holy Prophets, and also the commandment of us the Apostles of the Lord and Saviour. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy Prophets, and of the Commandment of us the Apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3:3 First knowing this thing, that in the last days scorners shall come in deceit, going after their own covetings, This first understand, that there shall come in the last days mockers, which will walk after their own lusts This first understand, that there shall come in the last days, mockers, which will walk after their lusts, Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
3:4 saying, Where is the promise, or the coming of him? for since fathers slept, so all things last from the beginning of creature. and say: Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers died all things continue in the same estate wherein they were at the beginning. And say, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers died, all things continue alike from the beginning of the creation. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
3:5 But it is hid from them willing this thing, that heavens were first, and the earth of water and by water being, together by God’s word; This they know not (and that willingly) how that the heavens a great while ago were, and the earth that was in the water, appeared up out of the water by the word of god: For this they willingly know not, that the heavens were of old, and the earth that was of the water and by the water, by the word of God. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water, and in the water,
3:6 by which things that same world cleansed, then by water perished. by the which things, the world that then was perished overflowen with the flood. Wherefore the world that then was, perished, overflowed with the water. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
3:7 Forsooth the heavens that now be, and the earth, by the same word put again, be kept to fire into the day of doom and perdition of unpious men. But the heavens verily and earth which are now, are kept by the same word in store, and reserved unto fire, against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men. But the heavens & earth, which are now, are kept by the same word in store, and reserved unto fire against the day of judgement, and of the destruction of ungodly men. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of Judgement, and perdition of ungodly men.
3:8 But, ye most dear, this one thing be not unknown, that one day with God is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Dearly beloved be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day. Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand years, & a thousand year, as one day. But (beloved) be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
3:9 The Lord tarrieth not his promise, as some men guess, but he doeth patiently for you, and will not willing any to perish, but that all turn again to penance. The lord is not slack to fulfill his promise as some men count slackness: but is patient to us-ward and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (as some men count slackness) but is patient toward us, and would have no man to perish, but would all men to come to repentance. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (as some men count slackness) but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
3:10 For the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which heavens with great rush shall pass, and elements shall be dissolved by heat, and the earth, and all the works that be in it, shall be burnt. Nevertheless the day of the lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which day, the heavens shall perish with terrible noise, and the elements shall melt with heat. And the earth with the works that are therein shall burn. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a noise, and the elements shall melt with heat, and the earth with the works, that are therein, shall be burnt up. 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 burnt up.
3:11 Therefore when all these things shall be dissolved, what manner men behooveth it you to be in holy livings and pieties, If all these things shall perish, what manner persons ought ye to be in holy conversation, and godliness: Seeing therefore that all these things must be dissolved, what manner persons ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness, Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation, and godliness,
3:12 abiding and hieing into the coming of the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which heavens burning shall be dissolved, and elements shall fail by burning of fire. looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens shall perish with fire, and the elements shall be consumed with heat. Looking for, and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, by the which the heavens being on fire, shall be dissolved, & the elements shall melt with heat? Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the Elements shall melt with fervent heat.
3:13 Soothly we abide after his promise new heavens and new earth, in which rightwiseness dwelleth. Nevertheless we look for a new heaven, and a new earth, according to his promise, wherein dwelleth rightwiseness. But we look for new heavens, and a new earth, according to his promise, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
3:14 For which thing, ye most dear, abiding these things, be ye busy to be found to him in peace unspotted and unfouled. Wherefore dearly beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and undefiled: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless. Wherefore (beloved) seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
3:15 And deem ye the long abiding of our Lord your health, as and our most dear brother Paul wrote to you, after wisdom given to him. And suppose that the long suffering of the lord is health, even as our dearly beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given unto him, wrote to you, And suppose that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given unto him wrote to you, And account that the long suffering of the Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you.
3:16 As and in all epistles he speaking in them of these things; in which be some hard things in understanding, the which unwise, and unstable men deprave, as also they do other scriptures, to their own perdition. yea, almost in every epistle speaking of such things: among which are many things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned, and unstable pervert, as they do other scriptures unto their own destruction. As one, that in all his Epistles speaketh of these things: among the which some things are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable, pervert, as they do also other Scriptures unto their own destruction. As also in all his Epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.
3:17 Therefore ye, brethren, before-witting keep yourselves, lest ye over-led by error of unwise men, fall away from your own firmness. Ye therefore dearly beloved seeing ye are warned, Beware lest ye be also plucked away with the error of the wicked, and own stedfastness: Ye therefore beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware, lest ye be also plucked away with the error of the wicked, and fall from your own stedfastness. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
3:18 But wax ye in the grace and the knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Saviour; to him be glory now and into the day of everlastingness. Amen. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our lord, and saviour Jesus Christ. To whom be glory both now and for ever, Amen. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: to him be glory both now and for evermore. Amen. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: to him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
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2 Peter: Chapter 02