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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 3:12


    CHAPTERS: 2 Peter 1, 2, 3     
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    King James Bible - 2 Peter 3:12

    Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

    World English Bible

    looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the
    day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 3:12

    Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the
    day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Looking for and hasting to the coming of the
    day of God, in which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

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    VERSE (12) -
    1Co 1:7 Tit 2:13 Jude 1:21

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:12

    esperando y apresurndoos para la venida del día de Dios, en el cual los cielos siendo encendidos, sern deshechos, y los elementos siendo abrasados, se fundirn?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 3:12

    Verse 12. The heavens being on
    fire] See on ver. 10. It was an ancient opinion among the heathens that the earth should be burnt up with fire; so OVID, Met., lib. i. v. 256.

    Esse quoque in fatis reminiscitur, adfore tempus, Quo mare, quo tellus, correptaque regia coeli Ardeat; et mundi moles operosa labouret.

    "Remembering in the fates a time when fire Should to the battlements of heaven aspire, And all his blazing world above should burn, And all the inferior globe to cinders turn." DRYDEN.

    Minucius Felix tells us, xxxiv. 2, that it was a common opinion of the Stoics that, the moisture of the earth being consumed, the whole world would catch fire. The Epicureans held the same sentiment; and indeed it appears in various authors, which proves that a tradition of this kind has pretty generally prevailed in the world. But it is remarkable that none have fancied that it will be destroyed by water. The tradition, founded on the declaration of God, was against this; therefore it was not received.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God , etc.] The same with the day of the Lord, ( 2 Peter 3:10), and so the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions here read; and it intends the day of Christ's second coming to judgment, and so is a proof of the deity of Christ; and is called the day of God, in distinction from man's day, or human judgment, ( 1 Corinthians 4:3), which is often fallacious; whereas the judgment of God is according to truth; and because in that day Christ will appear most clearly to be truly and properly God, by the manifest display of his omniscience, omnipotence, and other glorious perfections of his; and because it will be, as the day of God is, a thousand years; and also the day in which God will finish all his works, as on the seventh day the works of creation, on this the works of Providence; when all his purposes, promises, and threatenings, relating to the final state of all persons and things, will be fulfilled, and every work be brought to light, and into judgment, and everything will stand in a clear light; for the day will declare it, either respecting God, or men; and there will be a display, as of his grace and mercy, to his church and people; for it will be the day of his open espousals to them, and of the gladness of his heart; so of his wrath and anger towards the wicked: for this great and dreadful day of the Lord shall burn like an oven, and destroy the wicked, root and branch: and it will be the day of Christ's glorious appearing, and of his kingdom, in which he will reign, before his ancients, gloriously; and when it is ended, God, Father, Son and Spirit, will be all in all: now the coming of this day saints should be looking for by faith; believing that it certainly will come, since the patriarchs, prophets, Christ himself, the angels of heaven, and the apostles of the Lamb, have all declared and asserted the coming of this day; and they should look for it, and love it, as with the strongest affection for it, and most vehement desire of it, since they will then appear with Christ in glory; and they should look out, and keep looking out for it, as what will be quickly; and though it is not as soon as they desire and expect, yet should still look wistly for it, and with patience and cheerfulness wait for it: yea, they should be hasting unto it, or hastening it; for though the day is fixed for the coming of Christ, nor can it be altered, as his coming will not be longer, it cannot be sooner, yet it becomes the saints to pray earnestly for it, that it may be quickly, and for the accomplishment of all things that go before it, prepare for it, and lead unto it; such as the conversion of the Jews, and the bringing in of the fulness of the Gentiles; and by putting him in mind of, and pleading with him, his promises concerning these things, and giving him no rest till they are accomplished; there seems to be some reference to the prayers of the Jews for the Messiah's coming, which they desire may be hryhmb , in haste; which will show that they are in haste for the coming of this day; and all which things God will hasten, though it will be in his own time: and moreover, saints should be hasting to it by their readiness for it, having their loins girt, and their lights burning, and their lamps trimmed, and they waiting for their Lord's coming, and going forth in acts of faith and love, and in the duties of religion, to meet him, and not slumber and sleep: wherein ; in which day, as in ( 2 Peter 3:10); or by which; by which coming of Christ, or of the day of God, the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ; at whose coming and presence, and from whose face the heavens and earth shall flee away, just as the earth shook, and the heavens dropped, and Sinai itself moved, when God appeared upon it; (see Revelation 20:11 Psalm 68:8). This is a repetition of what is said in ( 2 Peter 3:10), exciting attention to the exhortation given.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-18 - From the
    doctrine of Christ's second coming, we are exhorted to purit and godliness. This is the effect of real knowledge. Very exact an universal holiness is enjoined, not resting in any low measure of degree. True Christians look for new heavens and a new earth; free from the vanity to which things present are subject, and the sin the are polluted with. Those only who are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, and sanctified by the Holy Ghost, shall be admitted to dwell in this holy place. He is faithful, who has promised. Those, whose sin are pardoned, and their peace made with God, are the only safe an happy people; therefore follow after peace, and that with all men follow after holiness as well as peace. Never expect to be found a that day of God in peace, if you are lazy and idle in this your day, in which we must finish the work given us to do. Only the diligen Christian will be the happy Christian in the day of the Lord. Our Lor will suddenly come to us, or shortly call us to him; and shall he fin us idle? Learn to make a right use of the patience of our Lord, who a yet delays his coming. Proud, carnal, and corrupt men, seek to wres some things into a seeming agreement with their wicked doctrines. But this is no reason why St. Paul's epistles, or any other part of the Scriptures, should be laid aside; for men, left to themselves, perver every gift of God. Then let us seek to have our minds prepared for receiving things hard to be understood, by putting in practice thing which are more easy to be understood. But there must be self-denial an suspicion of ourselves, and submission to the authority of Chris Jesus, before we can heartily receive all the truths of the gospel therefore we are in great danger of rejecting the truth. And whateve opinions and thoughts of men are not according to the law of God, an warranted by it, the believer disclaims and abhors. Those who are le away by error, fall from their own stedfastness. And that we may avoi being led away, we must seek to grow in all grace, in faith, an virtue, and knowledge. Labour to know Christ more clearly, and mor fully; to know him so as to be more like him, and to love him better This is the knowledge of Christ, which the apostle Paul reached after and desired to attain; and those who taste this effect of the knowledg of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, will, upon receiving such grac from him, give thanks and praise him, and join in ascribing glory to him now, in the full assurance of doing the same hereafter, for ever __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    12. Looking for (prosdokwntav). The same verb as in
    Luke i. 21, of waiting for Zacharias. Cornelius waited (Acts x. 24); the cripple expecting to receive something (Acts iii. 5).

    Hasting unto (speudontav). Wrong. Rev., earnestly desiring, for which there is authority. I am inclined to adopt, with Alford, Huther, Salmond, and Trench, the transitive meaning, hastening on; i.e., "causing the day of the Lord to come more quickly by helping to fulfil those conditions without which it cannot come; that day being no day inexorably fixed, but one the arrival of which it is free to the church to hasten on by faith and by prayer" (Trench, on "The Authorized Version of the New Testament"). See Matt. xxiv. 14: the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, "and then shall the end come." Compare the words of Peter, Acts iii. 19: "Repent and be converted," etc., "that so there may come seasons of refreshing" (so Rev., rightly); and the prayer, "Thy kingdom come." Salmond quotes a rabbincal saying, "If thou keepest this precept thou hastenest the day of Messiah." This meaning is given in margin of Rev.

    Wherein (di hn). Wrong. Rev., correctly, by reason of which.

    Melt (thketai). Literal. Stronger than the word in vv. 10, 11. Not only the resolving, but the wasting away of nature. Only here in New Testament.



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