2 Peter 3:7

“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the heauens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserued vnto fire against the day of Iudgement, and perdition of vngodly men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the present heaven and the present earth have been kept for destruction by fire, which is waiting for them on the day of the judging and destruction of evil men.
- Basic English Bible

But the present heavens and the earth by his word are laid up in store, kept for fire unto a day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
- Darby Bible

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved to fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
- Webster's Bible

But the present heavens and the present earth are, by the command of the same God, kept stored up, reserved for fire in preparation for a day of judgement and of destruction for the ungodly.
- Weymouth Bible

But the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
- World English Bible

But the heuenes that now ben, and the erthe, ben kept bi the same word, and ben reseruyd to fier in to the dai of doom and perdicioun of wickid men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the present heavens and the earth, by the same word are treasured, for fire being kept to a day of judgment and destruction of the impious men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:7


3:7 But the heavens and the earth, that are now - Since the flood. Are reserved unto fire at the day wherein God will judge the world, and punish the ungodly with everlasting destruction.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:7


2Pe 3:7 By the same word. The heavens and earth of old were formed by the word of God, but the same word, which has always been sure, declares that they are reserved for fire. See Ps 50:3 97:3 Isa 66:15,24 Da 7:9 Mal 4:1. Against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. This destruction by fire will be when the Lord is revealed in judgment and when perdition comes on ungodly men.

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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