2 Peter 3:1–9
3 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which aI stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words bwhich were spoken before by the holy prophets, cand of the commandment of 1us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, dwalking according to their own lusts, 4 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 ecreation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that fby the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth gstanding out of water and in the water, 6 hby which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But ithe heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for jfire until the day of judgment and 2perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and ka thousand years as one day. 9 lThe Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but mis longsuffering toward 3us, nnot willing that any should perish but othat all should come to repentance.