2 Peter 3:12

“Looking for and hasting vnto the comming of the day of God, wherein the heauens being on fire shalbe dissolued, and the Elements shall melt with feruent heat.”

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Other Translations

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?
- King James Version

looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Looking for and truly desiring the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will come to an end through fire, and the substance of the earth will be changed by the great heat?
- Basic English Bible

waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, by reason of which [the] heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and [the] elements, burning with heat, shall melt?
- Darby Bible

Looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
- Webster's Bible

eagerly looking forward to the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens, all ablaze, will be destroyed, and the elements will melt in the fierce heat?
- Weymouth Bible

looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
- World English Bible

abidinge and hiyynge in to the comyng of the dai of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, bi whom heuenes brennynge schulen be dissoluyd, and elementis schulen faile bi brennyng of fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

waiting for and hasting to the presence of the day of God, by which the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements with burning heat shall melt;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:12


3:12 Hastening on - As it were by your earnest desires and fervent prayers. The coming of the day of God - Many myriads of days he grants to men: one, the last, is the day of God himself.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:12


2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God. Looking for, preparing for, and desiring the Lord's coming. Dreadful as that day will be for the impenitent, it is a day of relief and of glorious attainment to the saint.

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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