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

  • A disciple
    Dossie; I don't know where that term came from; "The Church Age, or, The Age Of Grace;" but I think a better description would have to include, "The Time Of the Ambassadors of Christ and the Ministry of Reconciliation." The Day of the LORD will be the taking by force of the dominion and rule of the earth, the removing of the wicked, INCLUDING THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS; to set up the kingdom of God.
  • Dossie
    Verse 10 is not a contradiction. This verse is speaking about the Day of the LORD, when the Jews and others will undergo the wrath of the tribulation (Matthew 25 and 2 Thessalonians 1). 1 Thessalonians 1 talks about the end of the church age or the age or grace when Christ will return for the saints. He will come in peace to collect the living and dead who believed and return to heaven.
  • Wayne
    Bsp, where's the contradiction?
  • Steve morrow
    ---JESUS SAYS---ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE *****REVELATION 21:1 AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH WERE PASSED AWAY AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, Matt. 24:35, Heaven and earth shall pass away.
  • Steve morrow
    2PETER3:3 KNOWING THIS FIRST THAT THERE SHALL COME IN THE LAST DAYS SCOFFERS WALKING AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS2PETER2:18FOR WHEN THEY SPEAK GREAT SWELLING WORDS OF VANITY THEY ALLURE THROUGH THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH THROUGH MUCH WANTONNESS THOSE THAT WERE CLEAN ESCAPED FROM THEM WHO LIVE IN ERROR ACTS20:30ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM

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