2 Peter 3:11

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolued, What maner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conuersation, and godlinesse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • BSP
    Verse 13: We are in desperate need of a new heavens and earth. This is in a figurative sense because we look forward to a new and perfect government and a cleansed earth full of righteous ones.
  • Servant of God
    The message from Peter is the same as that of Jesus: Watch and pray. Obviously, we can't control the elements, but we can hear into understanding and watch into faith, that God is just and his reward is in his hand. This is certain in my life of devotion to God, the King of kings, the Lord of Lords, who has no partners but many Sons, which are those that remain faithful under all conditions!
  • JP
    we find the BIG BANG not a theory in 3:10
  • A disciple
    Alex, dear brother; whether we like to think that "God could never want to destroy the earth, etc." is simply a lack of knowledge of the Word, and of the true character of God, and the condition of this present evil world. All that we see is one day going to be burned up with fervent heat, and all the elements dissolved. He made the world in the beginning out of nothing, and will make a new one!
  • Alex
    Imo God is not gonna destroy this beautiful earth with all her oceans and etc. THE new earth and new heaven is TH new CREATURE.The old earth is our evil Adamic nature, thats what he wants to destroy by his JUDGEMENT WHICH IS THE H.G N FIRE BAPTISM, THERE IN NOTHIN WRONG WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL EARTH,Jesus said out of the HEARTS of man proceeds all manner of EVIL.Thus the need for his baptism of FIRE.
  • John O'Neill
    A Disciple touches on the important overall message from God regarding 2 Peter 3:7:

    3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

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