2 Peter 3:6

“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:6


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.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:6


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).

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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