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 3:6

  • Anthony C Bonds for verse 6
    This perfectly describes the first earth age where Satan rebelled and God destroyed that age. This is where the book of Genesis picks up.

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