2 Peter 3:4

“And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And saying, Where is the promise of his comming? For since the fathers fell asleepe, all things continue as they were frō the beginning of the creation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For {ever} since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, Where is the hope of his coming? From the death of the fathers till now everything has gone on as it was from the making of the world.
- Basic English Bible

and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for from the time the fathers fell asleep all things remain thus from [the] beginning of [the] creation.
- Darby Bible

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
- Webster's Bible

and, asking, "What has become of His promised Return? For from the time our forefathers fell asleep all things continue as they have been ever since the creation of the world."
- Weymouth Bible

and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
- World English Bible

seiynge, Where is the biheest, or the comyng of hym? for sithen the fadris dieden, alle thingis lasten fro the bigynnyng of creature.
- Wycliffe Bible

and saying, `Where is the promise of his presence? for since the fathers did fall asleep, all things so remain from the beginning of the creation;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:4


3:4 Saying, Where is the promise of his coming - To judgment (They do not even deign to name him.) We see no sign of any such thing. For ever since the fathers - Our first ancestors. Fell asleep, all things - Heaven. water, earth. Continue as they were from the beginning of the creation - Without any such material change as might make us believe they will ever end.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:4


2Pe 3:4 Where is the promise of his coming? This question is asked by the scoffers, as though the coming of Christ was so long delayed that all hope had ended. They take advantage of the disappointment to try to destroy faith. All things continue as [they were]. The scoffers assert that the regular order of natural continues right on as it was from the beginning. They forget the deluge.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • Wayne
    Jesus preached to the unsaved, some believed some didn't, and He just kept walking and preaching, healing. Same with Paul. And others. No matter how hard it was, when it seemed no one was listening, they kept on, in the joy of the Lord.
  • Bruce
    Aletha:Yes! Very! For The Time is here, that They won't endure Sound Doctrine:2Timothy 4:1-8 / The Night cometh,when no Man can Work. John9:4 /The Night is far Spent--- put on The Armour of Light. Romans 13:10-14./ They run from The Light: John 3:19. / Sometimes I sit in my room, Numb! Spiritually depressed: Eternity is coming They don't care.
  • Aletha McKenzie
    Vs. 11 especially speaks to me at a time when it is VERY difficult to find a place of worship that doesn't have a "subculture" of gossiping and backbiting. Many times the Pastor's are not aware that these "busy bodies" are eroding His Church. People ultimately leave the ministries. Sad to see this happening †
  • Bruce
    Put on The Whole Armour of God,that Ye may be able to stand against the wiles of The Devil.Ephesians 6:11 / Study to shew thyself approved unto God---Rightly dividing The Word of Truth. 2Timothy 2:15/and many False Prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.Matthew 24:11/You will know them by how they twist Scripture,deny others.Matthew 7:15-16.
  • Word
    Vs 5 don't be ignorant their was a first earth age. Destruction Jer. 4:20-27 Why? Ezekiel 28 Satans downfall where he wanted to be God but is only a man, pride, sin. Satan got one third of Gods children to follow him and they road that tail in Rev.12:4 and in Matt. 13:36 -40 it explains that Satan sends his tares, children to earth just like God does. 1st earth age spiritual bodies. 2nd age flesh.
  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 3:18 but grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST to HIM be glory both now and forever proverbs 24:4 and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength

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