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2 Peter 3

Overview

2 Peter 3:1, He assures them of the certainty of Christ’s coming to judgment, against those scorners who dispute against it; 2 Peter 3:8, warning the godly, for the long patience of God, to hasten their repentance; 2 Peter 3:10, He describes also the manner how the world shall be destroyed; 2 Peter 3:11, exhorting them, from the expectation thereof, to all holiness of life; 2 Peter 3:16, and again to think the patience of God to tend to their salvation, as Paul wrote to them in his epistles.

Verse 1

second epistle: 2 Corinthians 13:2, 1 Peter 1:1, 1 Peter 1:2

I stir: 2 Peter 1:13-15, 2 Timothy 1:6

pure: Psalms 24:4, Psalms 73:1, Matthew 5:8, 1 Timothy 5:22, 1 Peter 1:22

way: 2 Peter 1:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 8:2 - remember Deuteronomy 11:18 - ye lay up John 20:30 - General John 21:17 - Feed Acts 2:42 - they Acts 11:16 - remembered Romans 15:15 - as Philippians 3:1 - To write Philippians 4:8 - are pure 1 Timothy 4:6 - thou put Titus 3:1 - Put Hebrews 2:1 - we should Revelation 3:3 - Remember

Verse 2

ye may: 2 Peter 1:19-21, Luke 1:70, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44, Acts 3:18, Acts 3:24-26, Acts 10:43, Acts 28:23, 1 Peter 1:10-12, Revelation 19:10

and of: 2 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 2:21, Ephesians 2:20, 1 John 4:6, Jude 1:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 8:2 - remember Deuteronomy 11:18 - ye lay up 2 Kings 4:9 - this is Psalms 89:19 - Then Zechariah 1:5 - General Matthew 28:20 - them Luke 6:13 - apostles John 20:30 - General Acts 1:2 - the apostles Acts 2:42 - they Acts 3:21 - holy Acts 10:22 - and to Acts 13:23 - raised Romans 15:15 - as 1 Corinthians 14:37 - let Ephesians 3:5 - as it 1 Thessalonians 2:13 - because 1 Timothy 4:6 - thou put 2 Timothy 1:10 - our Titus 1:4 - our Titus 3:1 - Put Hebrews 11:32 - the prophets Revelation 18:20 - and ye Revelation 22:6 - the holy

Verse 3

that there: 1 Timothy 4:1, 1 Timothy 4:2, 2 Timothy 3:1, 1 John 2:18, Jude 1:18

scoffers: Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 3:34, Proverbs 14:6, Isaiah 5:19, Isaiah 28:14, Isaiah 29:20, Hosea 7:5

walking: 2 Peter 2:10, 2 Corinthians 4:2, Jude 1:16, Jude 1:18

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:29 - the latter days Psalms 94:13 - until the pit Proverbs 9:12 - General Proverbs 14:25 - General Proverbs 19:29 - Judgments Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Ecclesiastes 8:11 - sentence Isaiah 2:2 - in the last Isaiah 30:8 - the time to come Jeremiah 17:15 - General Ezekiel 12:22 - The days Daniel 2:28 - in the Micah 4:1 - in the last Malachi 2:17 - Where Matthew 24:48 - My Luke 20:7 - that John 3:19 - because Acts 2:17 - in Romans 2:4 - despisest 2 Corinthians 11:3 - so 2 Timothy 3:3 - incontinent 2 Timothy 3:13 - evil Hebrews 1:2 - these James 3:6 - a world James 4:1 - come they James 5:3 - the last 2 Peter 1:16 - we have 2 Peter 1:20 - Knowing

Verse 4

where: Genesis 19:14, Ecclesiastes 1:9, Ecclesiastes 8:11, Isaiah 5:18, Isaiah 5:19, Jeremiah 5:12, Jeremiah 5:13, Jeremiah 17:15, Ezekiel 12:22-27, Malachi 2:17, Matthew 24:28, Luke 12:45

from the beginning: Mark 13:19, Revelation 3:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:1 - delayed Psalms 58:11 - verily he Proverbs 9:12 - General Ezekiel 11:3 - It is not Ezekiel 12:27 - for Amos 5:18 - desire Amos 6:3 - put Zephaniah 1:12 - The Lord Zephaniah 2:2 - the decree Matthew 24:27 - the coming Matthew 25:5 - the Mark 10:6 - the beginning 1 Corinthians 4:5 - until 1 Corinthians 15:6 - are 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - which are 2 Thessalonians 2:2 - nor by letter James 5:7 - unto 2 Peter 1:16 - we have 1 John 2:28 - at his

Verse 5

they willingly: Proverbs 17:16, John 3:19, John 3:20, Romans 1:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

by the word: Genesis 1:6, Genesis 1:9, Psalms 24:2, Psalms 33:6, Psalms 136:6, Hebrews 11:3

standing: Gr. consisting, Colossians 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - God 2 Chronicles 13:5 - Ought ye not Job 38:6 - Whereupon Psalms 104:6 - General Psalms 119:90 - thou hast Proverbs 9:18 - he Isaiah 1:3 - but Israel Isaiah 5:13 - because Amos 3:10 - they Matthew 24:39 - General

Verse 6

2 Peter 2:5, Genesis 7:10-23, Genesis 9:15, Job 12:15, Matthew 24:38, Matthew 24:39, Luke 17:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:13 - the earth Genesis 7:19 - and all the high hills Genesis 7:23 - and Noah Genesis 8:21 - as I Proverbs 21:12 - overthroweth Isaiah 28:17 - and the waters Nahum 1:8 - with Matthew 24:37 - General Luke 17:26 - as Hebrews 11:7 - warned

Verse 7

the heavens: 2 Peter 3:10, Psalms 50:3, Psalms 102:26, Isaiah 51:6, Zephaniah 3:8, Matthew 24:35, Matthew 25:41, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Revelation 20:11, Revelation 21:1

against: 2 Peter 2:9, Matthew 10:15, Matthew 11:22, Matthew 11:24, Matthew 12:36, Mark 6:11, 1 John 4:17

and perdition: Romans 2:5, Philippians 1:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 1 Timothy 6:9, Revelation 17:8, Revelation 17:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:13 - the earth Genesis 8:21 - as I Genesis 9:11 - neither shall all Job 14:12 - till the heavens Job 21:30 - the wicked Job 24:1 - seeing Psalms 114:4 - General Proverbs 21:12 - overthroweth Proverbs 27:12 - General Ecclesiastes 3:17 - for Ecclesiastes 11:9 - know Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction Isaiah 28:17 - and the waters Isaiah 34:4 - all the Jeremiah 44:22 - could Ezekiel 24:9 - I will Daniel 7:9 - his throne Joel 3:14 - for Nahum 1:5 - the earth Nahum 1:8 - with Zephaniah 1:15 - is Malachi 4:1 - the day Luke 21:22 - the days Luke 21:33 - General John 16:11 - judgment Acts 2:20 - sun Acts 17:31 - he hath appointed Romans 5:6 - ungodly 2 Thessalonians 1:9 - be Hebrews 1:11 - shall perish Hebrews 6:2 - eternal Hebrews 10:39 - unto 1 Peter 4:18 - where

Verse 8

be not: Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 10:1, 1 Corinthians 12:1

that one: Psalms 90:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:16 - Amorites Deuteronomy 32:35 - the things Job 10:5 - General Job 24:1 - seeing Job 36:26 - neither Psalms 9:7 - But Psalms 39:5 - as nothing Psalms 94:15 - But Psalms 102:13 - the set Ecclesiastes 3:17 - for Isaiah 54:7 - a small Isaiah 60:22 - I the Lord Ezekiel 39:8 - this Luke 18:8 - he will Luke 18:22 - one Acts 3:19 - when Acts 7:17 - when Romans 4:17 - calleth Romans 9:22 - endured 1 Corinthians 7:29 - the time Philippians 3:13 - one Philippians 4:5 - The 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - I would Hebrews 10:37 - General Revelation 1:1 - which must Revelation 1:3 - for Revelation 12:12 - because Revelation 20:3 - the thousand Revelation 22:6 - which

Verse 9

is not: Isaiah 46:13, Habakkuk 2:3, Luke 18:7, Luke 18:8, Hebrews 10:37

but is: 2 Peter 3:15, Exodus 34:6, Psalms 86:15, Isaiah 30:18, Romans 9:22, 1 Timothy 1:16, 1 Peter 3:20

not willing: Exodus 18:23, Exodus 32:32, Exodus 33:11

but that: Romans 2:4, 1 Timothy 2:4, Revelation 2:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:16 - Amorites Deuteronomy 7:10 - slack 1 Kings 21:29 - I will not 2 Kings 17:13 - Turn ye Nehemiah 9:30 - many years Job 33:18 - keepeth Psalms 50:21 - I kept Isaiah 13:22 - her time Isaiah 42:14 - long time Jeremiah 8:6 - hearkened Jeremiah 36:3 - may be Ezekiel 18:23 - I any Ezekiel 18:32 - I have Ezekiel 33:11 - I have Daniel 4:29 - end Zephaniah 3:7 - Surely Matthew 3:2 - Repent Matthew 9:13 - but Matthew 18:14 - one Matthew 21:31 - did Luke 5:32 - General Luke 13:8 - let John 1:7 - that Acts 7:17 - when Romans 15:5 - the God 1 Corinthians 7:29 - the time Hebrews 10:25 - as ye 1 Peter 4:7 - the end Revelation 22:6 - which

Verse 10

the day: Isaiah 2:12, Joel 1:15, Joel 2:1, Joel 2:31, Joel 3:14, Malachi 4:5, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 2 Corinthians 1:14, Jude 1:6

as a: Matthew 24:42, Matthew 24:43, Luke 12:39, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, Revelation 3:3, Revelation 16:15

in the which: Psalms 102:26, Isaiah 51:6, Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Romans 8:20, Hebrews 1:11, Hebrews 1:12, Revelation 20:11, Revelation 21:1

the elements: 2 Peter 3:12

melt: Psalms 46:6, Psalms 97:5, Amos 9:5, Amos 9:13, Nahum 1:5

the earth: 2 Peter 3:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:13 - the earth Exodus 19:18 - in fire Deuteronomy 7:10 - slack Joshua 8:3 - by night Job 14:12 - till the heavens Job 26:11 - pillars Job 40:6 - out Psalms 18:9 - He bowed Psalms 46:2 - though Psalms 97:3 - General Psalms 104:5 - that it Proverbs 27:12 - General Ecclesiastes 1:4 - but Isaiah 2:19 - when he Isaiah 13:13 - the earth Isaiah 13:22 - her time Isaiah 24:6 - and few Isaiah 42:14 - long time Isaiah 54:10 - the mountains Isaiah 64:1 - that the Isaiah 66:15 - the Lord Jeremiah 51:25 - and will Ezekiel 13:5 - the day Daniel 4:29 - end Amos 5:18 - the day of the Lord is Micah 1:4 - the mountains Nahum 2:6 - dissolved Zephaniah 1:7 - for the day Zephaniah 3:8 - for all Matthew 5:18 - Till Matthew 24:29 - the powers Matthew 24:36 - General Matthew 25:6 - a cry Mark 13:24 - General Mark 13:32 - of Luke 6:48 - the flood Luke 16:17 - it Luke 17:24 - in Luke 21:25 - signs Luke 21:26 - for the Luke 21:34 - that day Acts 2:20 - sun 1 Corinthians 1:8 - the day 1 Corinthians 3:13 - the day 1 Corinthians 11:26 - till 1 Corinthians 15:52 - a moment 2 Corinthians 5:17 - old Philippians 1:6 - the day 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - the Lord 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - flaming Hebrews 12:27 - signifieth 1 Peter 1:7 - that Revelation 2:25 - till Revelation 6:14 - the heaven Revelation 21:4 - the former

Verse 11

all these: 2 Peter 3:12, Psalms 75:3, Isaiah 14:31, Isaiah 24:19, Isaiah 34:4

what: Matthew 8:27, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, James 1:24

in all: Psalms 37:14, Psalms 50:23, 2 Corinthians 1:12, Philippians 1:27, Philippians 3:20, 1 Timothy 4:12, Hebrews 13:5, James 3:13, 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Peter 2:12

godliness: 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:6, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Timothy 6:3, 1 Timothy 6:6, 1 Timothy 6:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:11 - neither shall all Exodus 19:15 - Be ready Ecclesiastes 11:10 - remove Isaiah 16:5 - hasting Nahum 2:6 - dissolved Matthew 24:2 - There Matthew 24:43 - had Luke 1:17 - to make John 6:27 - the meat Romans 8:19 - expectation 2 Corinthians 5:1 - dissolved 2 Corinthians 5:8 - and willing Philippians 4:1 - Therefore 1 Timothy 2:10 - women 2 Timothy 3:10 - manner 2 Timothy 3:12 - live Titus 1:1 - after Titus 2:12 - live Hebrews 10:25 - as ye Hebrews 12:14 - and holiness Hebrews 12:15 - Looking Hebrews 12:27 - signifieth 1 Peter 3:2 - behold

Verse 12

Looking: 1 Corinthians 1:7, Titus 2:13, Jude 1:21

hasting unto the coming: or, hasting the coming, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Corinthians 1:8, Philippians 1:6

the heavens: 2 Peter 3:10, Psalms 50:3, Isaiah 34:4, Revelation 6:13, Revelation 6:14

melt: 2 Peter 3:10, Isaiah 2:1-22, Isaiah 64:1-12, Micah 1:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:15 - Be ready Psalms 96:13 - he cometh Psalms 102:13 - the set Isaiah 16:5 - hasting Isaiah 25:9 - Lo Matthew 25:1 - went Mark 13:24 - General Luke 12:40 - General 1 Corinthians 4:5 - until 1 Corinthians 5:5 - the day 2 Corinthians 5:8 - and willing Philippians 3:20 - we look 1 Thessalonians 1:10 - wait 2 Thessalonians 3:5 - and into Hebrews 9:28 - them 2 Peter 3:11 - all these Revelation 22:20 - Amen

Verse 13

according: Isaiah 65:17, Isaiah 66:22, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 21:27

Reciprocal: Psalms 5:4 - evil Psalms 25:13 - inherit Psalms 37:29 - General Psalms 119:89 - For ever Isaiah 26:2 - righteous Isaiah 35:8 - the unclean Isaiah 51:16 - plant Isaiah 54:14 - righteousness Isaiah 60:17 - brass Isaiah 60:21 - people Matthew 19:28 - in the regeneration Matthew 25:1 - went Romans 8:21 - Because Romans 13:11 - for now Galatians 3:22 - that 1 Thessalonians 4:17 - and so Hebrews 2:5 - the world Hebrews 13:14 - General

Verse 14

seeing: Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 9:28

be diligent: 2 Peter 1:5-10, 1 John 3:3

in peace: Matthew 24:26, Luke 2:29, Luke 12:43, 1 Corinthians 1:8, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Philippians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 19:20 - shall not Deuteronomy 6:17 - General 1 Chronicles 16:33 - because Song of Solomon 4:7 - General Matthew 25:7 - General Luke 1:6 - blameless Luke 12:37 - Blessed Luke 21:34 - that day Luke 22:32 - strengthen Acts 13:43 - persuaded 2 Corinthians 5:9 - we labour Ephesians 1:4 - without Ephesians 5:27 - not Philippians 1:27 - let Philippians 2:15 - blameless Colossians 1:22 - to 1 Thessalonians 1:10 - wait 1 Timothy 6:14 - without 2 Timothy 2:15 - Study 2 Timothy 2:19 - depart Hebrews 6:11 - we desire Hebrews 10:25 - as ye Hebrews 11:6 - diligently Hebrews 12:15 - Looking Hebrews 13:14 - General

Verse 15

account: 2 Peter 3:9, Romans 2:4, 1 Timothy 1:16, 1 Peter 3:20

our beloved: Acts 15:25

according: Exodus 31:3, Exodus 31:6, Exodus 35:31, Exodus 35:35, 1 Kings 3:12, 1 Kings 3:28, 1 Kings 4:29, Ezra 7:25, Proverbs 2:6, Proverbs 2:7, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Daniel 2:20, Daniel 2:21, Luke 21:15, Acts 7:10, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1 Corinthians 12:8, James 1:5, James 3:17

Reciprocal: Job 24:12 - yet God Job 33:18 - keepeth Proverbs 9:8 - rebuke Proverbs 28:23 - General Isaiah 30:18 - wait Isaiah 42:14 - long time Jeremiah 50:20 - and there Daniel 4:29 - end Daniel 12:3 - they that be John 8:11 - go John 12:47 - for Romans 9:22 - endured Romans 15:5 - the God Romans 15:15 - because 1 Corinthians 7:40 - I think 2 Corinthians 11:6 - not Galatians 2:7 - when Ephesians 6:21 - beloved Colossians 1:28 - in all 2 Peter 3:2 - and of Revelation 2:21 - space

Verse 16

in all: 1 Peter 1:1

speaking: Romans 8:1-39, 1 Corinthians 15:1-58, 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - 1 Thessalonians 5:28, 2 Kings 1:1-18

hard: 1 Kings 10:1, Hebrews 5:11

unstable: 2 Peter 2:14, Genesis 49:4, 2 Timothy 3:5-7, James 1:8

wrest: Exodus 23:2, Exodus 23:6, Deuteronomy 16:19, Psalms 56:5, Habakkuk 1:4

the other: Jeremiah 23:36, Matthew 15:3, Matthew 15:6, Matthew 22:29

unto their own: 2 Peter 2:1, Philippians 3:19, 1 Peter 2:8, Jude 1:4

Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:6 - dark Proverbs 9:8 - rebuke Proverbs 9:12 - General Proverbs 11:9 - through Proverbs 28:23 - General Isaiah 28:13 - that John 6:60 - This 1 Corinthians 7:40 - I think 2 Corinthians 11:6 - not 1 Timothy 5:15 - General 2 Timothy 3:15 - the holy 1 Peter 2:6 - it

Verse 17

seeing: 2 Peter 1:12, Proverbs 1:17, Matthew 24:24, Matthew 24:25, Mark 13:23, John 16:4

beware: Matthew 7:15, Matthew 16:6, Matthew 16:11, Philippians 3:2, Colossians 2:8, 2 Timothy 4:15

being: 2 Peter 2:18-20, Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22, Romans 16:18, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

from: 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 2:18-22, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 4:14, Colossians 2:5, Hebrews 3:14, 1 Peter 5:9

Reciprocal: Proverbs 16:29 - General Luke 7:24 - A reed Luke 22:32 - strengthen Acts 11:23 - and exhorted Acts 13:43 - persuaded Romans 1:11 - to the Galatians 5:4 - ye Philippians 4:1 - so Colossians 2:7 - stablished 1 Thessalonians 3:8 - if 2 Timothy 3:6 - led James 5:19 - err

Verse 18

grow: Psalms 92:12, Hosea 14:5, Malachi 4:2, Ephesians 4:15, Colossians 1:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Peter 2:2

knowledge: 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:8, 2 Peter 2:20, John 17:3, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Ephesians 1:17, Philippians 3:8, Colossians 1:10, Colossians 3:10

To him: John 5:23, 2 Timothy 4:18, 1 Peter 5:10, 1 Peter 5:11, Jude 1:25, Revelation 1:6, Revelation 5:9-14

Amen: Matthew 6:13, Matthew 28:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 33:13 - that I Joshua 17:13 - waxen strong Psalms 24:7 - King Psalms 71:14 - praise Psalms 72:15 - daily Psalms 84:7 - They Psalms 92:13 - shall flourish Psalms 104:31 - The glory Proverbs 4:18 - General Proverbs 9:9 - General Proverbs 15:14 - heart Song of Solomon 4:16 - the spices Isaiah 43:11 - General Isaiah 45:15 - O God Isaiah 53:11 - by his Ezekiel 40:26 - seven Zephaniah 2:3 - seek righteousness Matthew 13:23 - some an Matthew 13:33 - till Mark 4:27 - and grow Mark 8:25 - and saw Luke 11:36 - the whole Luke 22:32 - strengthen John 15:5 - same Acts 2:42 - they Acts 5:31 - a Saviour Acts 11:23 - and exhorted Acts 13:23 - raised Acts 13:43 - persuaded Acts 18:26 - expounded Romans 1:11 - to the Romans 11:36 - to whom Romans 16:27 - God 1 Corinthians 1:5 - and in 1 Corinthians 14:6 - knowledge 1 Corinthians 14:20 - not 1 Corinthians 15:58 - be ye 2 Corinthians 8:7 - this Galatians 1:5 - whom Galatians 5:4 - ye Ephesians 3:19 - to know Ephesians 3:21 - throughout Ephesians 4:13 - the knowledge Philippians 1:9 - in knowledge Philippians 2:12 - work Philippians 3:12 - already perfect Colossians 2:2 - understanding Colossians 2:5 - and the Colossians 2:7 - stablished Colossians 2:19 - increaseth 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - so ye 1 Thessalonians 4:10 - that ye 1 Timothy 1:17 - be 2 Timothy 1:10 - our 2 Timothy 2:1 - be Titus 1:4 - our Titus 2:13 - our Hebrews 12:14 - and holiness Hebrews 13:21 - to whom 2 Peter 1:2 - the knowledge 2 Peter 1:5 - giving 3 John 1:2 - even Revelation 2:19 - the last

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Peter 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-peter-3.html.