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

  • Paul
    One thing to note is that verse 8 is not in the context of creation. It's simply pointing out that as Wayne said, God Is timeless, and a thousand years are not a significant length of time to him. Genesis 1 points out that the evening and the morning were the first day, the evening and the morning were the second day, etc.
  • Wayne
    God, simply put, does not dwell in "time". Time, and spans of time, are for us on this earth. God is timeless, having neither beginning nor ending. Timeless. As stated in the word of God. We must think in the spiritual, not the physical.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 8-9
    These verses really give glimpse into how God views time. Vs. 8 can help us understand that the creative days were not literal 24 hour periods, but the term "day" can refer to a span of years. Vs. 9 highlights God's mercy and shows that he is being patient allowing as much time as possible to elapse for us to come to an approved standing with Him.
  • Bill
    im sure that means only that which is evel will burn up
  • Wayne
    Vv. 12 and 13 state the heavens and the earth will be burned up, dissolved. So we look for NEW heavens and a NEW earth. Jesus, in Matt. 24:35, states Heaven and earth shall pass away. Not a renovation, new. Wherein dwelleth righteousness.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 13
    Had to come back! As we are living in the last days in the Bible, this scripture helps me not to become discouraged Jehovah God has made a promise, and that is to give us a cleansed earth. Cleaned from all wickedness and suffering. This encourages me to keep living in a bay that christian should so I can receive that promise.

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