2 Peter 3:13

“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse wee, according to his promise, looke for new heauens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But having faith in his word, we are looking for a new heaven and a new earth, which will be the resting-place of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwelleth righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

But in accordance with His promise we are expecting new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness will dwell.
- Weymouth Bible

But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
- World English Bible

Also we abiden bi hise biheestis newe heuenes and newe erthe, in which riytwisnesse dwellith.
- Wycliffe Bible

and for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise we do wait, in which righteousness doth dwell;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:13


3:13 We look for new heavens and a new earth - Raised as it were out of the ashes of the old; we look for an entire new state of things. Wherein dwelleth righteousness - Only righteous spirits. How great a mystery!


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:13


2Pe 3:13 According to his promise. See Isa 65:17 66:22. We . . . look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. The heavens and the earth are not to be blotted out, but changed, purified, and made better for the home of the righteous.

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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