2 Peter 3:1-18, NLT
2 Peter 3
The Day of the Lord Is Coming
1This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory.
3Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.
5They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.
8But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.
11Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live,
14And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.
15And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him—
Peter’s Final Words
17You already know these things, dear friends. So be on guard; then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.
All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.