“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”
King James Version (KJV)
3:6 Through which - Heaven and earth, the windows of heaven being opened, and the fountains of the great deep broken up. The world that then was - The whole antediluvian race. Being overflowed with water, perished - And the heavens and earth themselves, though they did not perish, yet underwent a great change. So little ground have these scoffers for saying that all things continue as they were from the creation.
2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world . . . perished. By means of the waters of heaven and earth; "the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened", the old world was overflowed and perished (Ge 7:11).
Whereby the world that then was, being ouerflowed with water, perished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
- American Standard Version (1901)
And that the world which then was came to an end through the overflowing of the waters.
- Basic English Bible
through which [waters] the then world, deluged with water, perished.
- Darby Bible
By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
- Webster's Bible
and that, by means of these, the then existing race of men was overwhelmed with water and perished.
- Weymouth Bible
by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
- World English Bible
bi which that ilke world clensid, thanne bi watir perischide.
- Wycliffe Bible
through which the then world, by water having been deluged, was destroyed;
- Youngs Literal Bible