2 Peter 3:3

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last dayes scoffers, walking after their owne lusts,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with {their} mocking, following after their own lusts,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having first of all the knowledge that in the last days there will be men who, ruled by their evil desires, will make sport of holy things,
- Basic English Bible

knowing this first, that there shall come at [the] close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,
- Darby Bible

Knowing this first, that there will come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
- Webster's Bible

But, above all, remember that, in the last days, men will come who make a mock at everything--men governed only by their own passions,
- Weymouth Bible

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts,
- World English Bible

First wite ye this thing, that in the laste daies disseyueris schulen come in disseit, goynge aftir her owne coueityngis,
- Wycliffe Bible

this first knowing, that there shall come in the latter end of the days scoffers, according to their own desires going on,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:3


2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first. The apostles and prophets have reminded them that there will be scoffers in the last days. Under the last dispensation.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • Paul
    One thing to note is that verse 8 is not in the context of creation. It's simply pointing out that as Wayne said, God Is timeless, and a thousand years are not a significant length of time to him. Genesis 1 points out that the evening and the morning were the first day, the evening and the morning were the second day, etc.
  • Wayne
    God, simply put, does not dwell in "time". Time, and spans of time, are for us on this earth. God is timeless, having neither beginning nor ending. Timeless. As stated in the word of God. We must think in the spiritual, not the physical.
  • 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.

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