2 Peter 3 ©
The apostle declareth it to be the design of both his epistles to remind the brethren of Christ's coming to judgment, in opposition to scoffers. No argument can be drawn against it from the delay, which is designed to leave men room for repentance. He describeth the day of the Lord, and exhorteth to holiness of life in expectation of it. He sheweth that Paul had taught the same in his epistles: and concludeth with advice to beware of seduction, and to grow in Christian grace and knowledge.
kThe Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; lbut is longsuffering *to us-ward, mnot willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
nBut the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which othe heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, pthe earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
As yalso in all his epistles, zspeaking in them of these things; in which are asome things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable *wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.