2 Peter 3:16

“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As also in all his Epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to be vnderstood, which they that are vnlearned and vnstable wrest, as they doe also the other Scriptures, vnto their owne destruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

as also in all {his} letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as {they do} also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as also in all `his' epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as `they do' also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as he said in all his letters, which had to do with these things; in which are some hard sayings, so that, like the rest of the holy Writings, they are twisted by those who are uncertain and without knowledge, to the destruction of their souls.
- Basic English Bible

as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; among which some things are hard to be understood, which the untaught and ill-established wrest, as also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
- Darby Bible

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
- Webster's Bible

That is what he says in all his letters, when speaking in them of these things. In those letters there are some statements hard to understand, which ill-taught and unprincipled people pervert, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ruin.
- Weymouth Bible

as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
- World English Bible

As and in alle epistlis he spekith `in hem of these thingis; in which ben summe hard thingis to vndurstonde, whiche vnwise and vnstable men deprauen, as also thei don othere scripturis, to her owne perdicioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

as also in all the epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, among which things are certain hard to be understood, which the untaught and unstable do wrest, as also the other Writings, unto their own destruction.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:16


3:16 As also in all his epistles - St. Peter wrote this a little before his own and St. Paul's martyrdom. St. Paul therefore had now written all his epistles; and even from this expression we may learn that St. Peter had read them all, perhaps sent to him by St. Paul himself. Nor was he at all disgusted by what St. Paul had written concerning him in the Epistle to the Galatians. Speaking of these things - Namely, of the coming of our Lord, delayed through his longsuffering, and of the circumstances preceding and accompanying it. Which things the unlearned - They who are not taught of God. And the unstable - Wavering, double - minded, unsettled men. Wrest - As though Christ would not come. As they do also the other scriptures - Therefore St Paul's writings were now part of the scriptures. To their own destruction - But that some use the scriptures ill, is no reason why others should not use them at all.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:16


2Pe 3:16 As also in all [his] epistles. Peter knew of many epistles, then, that Paul had written, and knew also that they contained some very profound argument, which a Jew especially found it difficult to understand (See Galatian Letter). The unlearned and unstable. The ignorant and vacillating. Wrest. Pervert and give meanings that were never meant. As [they do] also the other scriptures. The other scriptures may mean the Old Testament, or New Testament writings already written. The point to be noted is that already when Peter wrote Paul's epistles were accepted as a part of the Scriptures. Unto their own destruction. This should be a warning to all in our day who twist the Scriptures from their real meaning.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • Brianna
    Vs. 8-9
    These verses really give glimpse into how God views time. Vs. 8 can help us understand that the creative days were not literal 24 hour periods, but the term "day" can refer to a span of years. Vs. 9 highlights God's mercy and shows that he is being patient allowing as much time as possible to elapse for us to come to an approved standing with Him.
  • Bill
    im sure that means only that which is evel will burn up
  • Wayne
    Vv. 12 and 13 state the heavens and the earth will be burned up, dissolved. So we look for NEW heavens and a NEW earth. Jesus, in Matt. 24:35, states Heaven and earth shall pass away. Not a renovation, new. Wherein dwelleth righteousness.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 13
    Had to come back! As we are living in the last days in the Bible, this scripture helps me not to become discouraged Jehovah God has made a promise, and that is to give us a cleansed earth. Cleaned from all wickedness and suffering. This encourages me to keep living in a bay that christian should so I can receive that promise.
  • Brianna
    I enjoy this translation of vs. 16-
    speaking about these things as he does in all his letters. However, some things in them are hard to understand, and these things the ignorant and unstable are twisting, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

    There are some thing hard to understand in the Bible, and some have made up teaching based on their lack of understanding.
  • Michelle
    I agree we need to do Gods works. and win ppl souls to the Lord.

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