2 Peter 3:11

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolued, What maner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conuersation, and godlinesse,”

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Other Translations

[Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,
- King James Version

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in `all' holy living and godliness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing then that all these things are coming to such an end, what sort of persons is it right for you to be, in all holy behaviour and righteousness,
- Basic English Bible

All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,
- Darby Bible

Seeing then that all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy deportment and godliness,
- Webster's Bible

Since all these things are thus pre-destined to dissolution, what sort of men ought you to be found to be in all holy living and godly conduct,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,
- World English Bible

Therfor whanne alle these thingis schulen be dissolued, what manner men bihoueth it you to be in hooli lyuyngis and pitees,
- Wycliffe Bible

All these, then, being dissolved, what kind of persons doth it behove you to be in holy behaviours and pious acts?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:11


3:11 Seeing then that all these things are dissolved - To the eye of faith it appears as done already. All these things - Mentioned before; all that are included in that scriptural expression, the heavens and the earth; that is, the universe. On the fourth day God made the stars, #Gen 1:16|, which will be dissolved together with the earth. They are deceived, therefore, who restrain either the history of the creation, or this description of the destruction, of the world to the earth and lower heavens; imagining the stars to be more ancient than the earth, and to survive it. Both the dissolution and renovation are ascribed, not to the one heaven which surrounds the earth, but to the heavens in general, #2Peter 3:10|,13, without any restriction or limitation. What persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation - With men. And godliness - Toward your Creator.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:11


2Pe 3:11 What manner [of persons] ought ye to be. Since we have no abiding home on this earth and seek one beyond, we should live in a state of preparation.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • Freedomborn and Set Free Now
    Yes Jesus will come as a Thief in the Night but only to those who are in Darkness. So what does God say about us who are in the Light? as we can see confirmed in this Scripture 1Thessalonians 5 we will know when Jesus is returning and even now we can see many of the signs He told us to look for. God's Love and Blessings - Anne.
  • Marie Washington
    Verse 10, states that the heavens 3 heavens shall pass away, so where will God Jesus and the saved people? I know the Bible speak of a new heaven and earth, but it's states nothing about where the saints will be while heaven and earth burn up.
  • Obbie Beal
    9 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 ..., 13 Nevertheless we, according to His PROMISE, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. P:3-5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
  • Kedra
    I don't know how hot fervent heat is but I'm glad I won't have to experience it because I'll already be in heaven with the LORD
  • Rev. Tim
    There are already false teachers in our world today. Also there will be a new heaven and a new earth for the Bible says the old will pass away. We are in the last days of the church age so we need to get to work leading people to Christ for He's coming to take His Church home and I believe it will be soon, in God's time not my
  • Anne
    Peter is amonishing the saints not to forget the teachings of the apostles and the predictions of the prophets that false prophets and scoffers will come in the last days with false doctrines and that they should not be carried away with their error but continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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