2 Peter 3:6

“Whereby the world that then was, being ouerflowed with water, perished.”

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Other Translations

Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
- King James Version

through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that the world which then was came to an end through the overflowing of the waters.
- Basic English Bible

through which [waters] the then world, deluged with water, perished.
- Darby Bible

By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
- Webster's Bible

and that, by means of these, the then existing race of men was overwhelmed with water and perished.
- Weymouth Bible

by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
- World English Bible

bi which that ilke world clensid, thanne bi watir perischide.
- Wycliffe Bible

through which the then world, by water having been deluged, was destroyed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:6


3:6 Through which - Heaven and earth, the windows of heaven being opened, and the fountains of the great deep broken up. The world that then was - The whole antediluvian race. Being overflowed with water, perished - And the heavens and earth themselves, though they did not perish, yet underwent a great change. So little ground have these scoffers for saying that all things continue as they were from the creation.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:6


2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world . . . perished. By means of the waters of heaven and earth; "the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened", the old world was overflowed and perished (Ge 7:11).

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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