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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 3:13

    CHAPTERS: 2 Peter 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18




    King James Bible - 2 Peter 3:13

    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

    World English Bible

    But, according to his
    promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 3:13

    But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to his promises, in which justice dwelleth.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Nevertheless we, according to his
    promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwelleth righteousness.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (13) -
    Isa 65:17; 66:22 Re 21:1,27

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:13

    Pero esperamos cielos nuevos y tierra nueva, segn sus Promesas, en los cuales mora la justicia.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 3:13

    Verse 13. We, according to his
    promise, look for new heavens] The promise to which it is supposed the apostle alludes, is found Isa. lxv. 17: Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind; and Isa. lxvi. 22: For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed, &c. Now, although these may be interpreted of the glory of the Gospel dispensation, yet, if St. Peter refer to them, they must have a more extended meaning.

    It does appear, from these promises, that the apostle says here, and what is said Rev. xxi. 27; xxii. 14, 15, that the present earth, though destined to be burned up, will not be destroyed, but be renewed and refined, purged from all moral and natural imperfection, and made the endless abode of blessed spirits. But this state is certainly to be expected after the day of judgment; for on this the apostle is very express, who says the conflagration and renovation are to take place at the judgment of the great day; see 2 Pet. iii. 7, 8, 10, 12. That such an event may take place is very possible; and, from the terms used by St. Peter, is very probable. And, indeed, it is more reasonable and philosophical to conclude that the earth shall be refined and restored, than finally destroyed. But this has nothing to do with what some call the millennium state; as this shall take place when time, with the present state and order of things, shall be no more.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise , etc.] Or promises, as the Alexandrian copy, and the Vulgate Latin version; namely those in ( Isaiah 65:17 66:22); look for new heavens and a new earth ; not figuratively, the world to come in distinction from the Jewish world or state; a new church state, the Gospel dispensation, with new ordinances, as baptism and the Lord's supper, all legal ceremonies and ordinances being gone, and everything new; for these things had taken place already, and were not looked for as future: but these phrases are to be understood literally, as the heavens and the earth are in every passage in the context, ( 2 Peter 3:5,7,10); and designs not new heavens and earth for substance, but for qualities; the heavens and elements being melted and dissolved, and so purged and purified by fire, and the earth and its works being burnt up with it, and so cleared of everything noxious, needless, and disagreeable, new heavens and a new earth will appear, refined and purged from everything which the curse brought thereon for man's sin: and such heavens and earth the saints look for by faith and hope, and earnest expectation, and with desire and pleasure; and therefore are not distressed, as they have no reason to be, with the burning of the present heavens and earth, as awful as these things will be; and they expect them not upon their own fancies and imaginations, or the vain conjectures and cunningly devised fables of men, but according to the promises of God recorded in the above passages, and in which they may be confirmed by the words of Christ, and by the vision of John, ( Revelation 20:1,5). The Alexandrian copy reads, and his promises; as if it respected other promises the saints looked for besides the new heavens and earth; namely, the resurrection of the dead, eternal life, the in corruptible inheritance, the ultimate glory and happiness: wherein dwelleth righteousness ; meaning not the heavenly felicity, called sometimes the crown of righteousness, and the hope of righteousness, to which righteousness gives a right, and where it will be perfect, for the apostle is not speaking of the ultimate glory of the saints; nor the righteousness of Christ, as dwelling in the saints, as if the sense was this, we in whom righteousness dwells, look for new heavens and a new earth; for though the righteousness of Christ is unto and upon them that believe, yet it is not in them; it is in Christ, and dwells in him, and not in them; it is not inherent in them, but imputed to them: by righteousness is meant righteous men; such as are so not in and of themselves, or by the deeds of the law, or by works of righteousness done by them, but who are made righteous by the obedience of Christ, and are righteousness itself in him; (see Jeremiah 33:16 2 Corinthians 5:21); now these, and these only, will be the inhabitants of the new heavens and the new earth; there will be no unrighteous persons there, as in the present world, which lies in wickedness, and is full of wicked men; and they will be stocked with inhabitants after this manner; all the elect will now be gathered in, and Christ, when he comes, will bring all his saints with him from heaven, and will raise their bodies, and reunite them to their souls; and those that are alive will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and will make up together the general assembly and church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven; and whereas, upon the coming of Christ, the present heavens and earth will be burnt or purified by fire, and so made new and fit for the spirits of just men made perfect, who being again embodied, will fill the face of them, and shall inherit the earth, and reign with Christ on it for a thousand years, during which time there will not be a wicked man in them; for the wicked that will be alive at Christ's coming will be burnt with the earth, and the wicked dead shall not rise till the thousand years are ended, and who being raised, will, together with the devils, make the Gog and Magog army; wherefore none but righteous persons can look for these new heavens and earth, for to these only are they promised, and such only shall dwell in them; so the Targum on ( Jeremiah 23:23) paraphrases the words, I God have created the world from the beginning, saith the Lord, I God will renew the world for the righteous: and this will be, the Jews say, for the space of a thousand years; it is a tradition (they say f58 ) of the house of Elias, that the righteous, whom the holy blessed God will raise from the dead shall not return to their dust, as is said, ( Isaiah 4:3), and it shall come to pass, etc. as the Holy One continues for ever, so they shall continue for ever; and if you should say those years (some editions read, those thousand years, and so the gloss upon the place) in which the holy blessed God renews the world: as it is said ( Isaiah 2:11), and the Lord alone; etc. what shall they do? the holy blessed God will make them wings as eagles, and they shall fly upon the face of the waters: and this renovation of the heavens and the earth, they say, will be in the seventh millennium; in the seventh thousand year (they assert f59 ) there will be found new heavens and a new earth; which agree with these words of Peter.

    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 __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    13. We look for. The same verb as in ver. 12. It occurs
    three times in 12-14.

    New (kainouv). See on Matt. xxvi. 29.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


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