2 PETER 3:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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?”

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2 Peter 3:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Looking for προσδοκῶντας To anticipate (in thought, hope or fear); by implication, to await Looking
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hasting unto σπεύδοντας To "speed" ("study"), i.e., urge on (diligently or earnestly); by implication, to await eagerly hasting
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
coming of παρουσίαν A being near, i.e., advent (often, return; specially, of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked); (by implication) physically, aspect coming
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
day ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) day
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
wherein δι' Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) wherein
the heavens οὐρανοὶ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heavens
being on fire πυρούμενοι To kindle, i.e., (passively) to be ignited, glow (literally), be refined (by implication), or (figuratively) to be inflamed (with anger, grief, lust) being fire
shall be dissolved, λυθήσονται To "loosen" (literally or figuratively) dissolved
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the elements στοιχεῖα Something orderly in arrangement, i.e., (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively) elements
shall melt τήκεται To liquefy melt
with fervent heat? καυσούμενα To set on fire fervent heat

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  • 10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

  • 11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

  • 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?

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

  • 14  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.




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