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2 Peter 3

The Day of the Lord

1Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a]

11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.[b] That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Some manuscripts be burned up
  2. 2 Peter 3:12 Or as you wait eagerly for the day of God to come

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2 Peetero 3

Olunaku lwa Mukama

1Abaagalwa, eno y’ebbaluwa eyookubiri gye mbawandiikira. Mu bbaluwa zombi ngezezzaako okubakubiriza mutegeerere ddala ebyo ebituufu era ebisaana. Mujjukire ebyo ebyayogerwa bannabbi abatukuvu n’ekiragiro kya Mukama waffe era Omulokozi waffe ekyaweebwa abatume bammwe.

Ekisooka, mutegeerere ddala nga mu nnaku ez’oluvannyuma abantu abagoberera okwegomba kw’omubiri gwabwe balijja mu mmwe nga babasekerera, nga bwe bagamba nti, “Eyasuubiza nti alijja, aluwa? Kubanga kasookedde bajjajjaffe bafa, ebintu byonna biri nga bwe byabanga okuva ensi lwe yatondebwa!” Beefuula abatamanyi nti edda Katonda yalagira bulagizi, era olw’ekigambo eggulu n’ensi ne bitondebwa. Olw’ekigambo kya Katonda ensi yatondebwa ng’eggyibwa mu mazzi era n’ebeera wakati w’amazzi. Era olw’ekigambo ekyo ensi eyo ey’edda, amazzi gaagisaanyaawo n’ezikirira. Era olw’ekigambo ekyo, eggulu n’ensi ebiriwo kaakano bikuumibwa nga birindiridde okwokebwa omuliro ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango, n’okuzikirizibwa kw’abo abatatya Katonda.

Naye, abooluganda, temusaana, kwerabira nti mu maaso ga Mukama emyaka olukumi giri ng’olunaku olumu, era n’olunaku olumu luli ng’emyaka olukumi.[a] Mukama waffe taludde kutuukiriza ekyo kye yasuubiza ng’abamu bwe balowooza. Wabula ye akyabagumiikiriza, nga tayagala muntu yenna kubula, naye bonna beenenye.

10 Naye olunaku lwa Mukama waffe lulijja ng’omubbi bw’ajja nga tewali n’omu amanyi; eggulu lirivaawo nga liwuuma nnyo, n’ebiririko birizikirizibwa n’omuliro, era ensi n’ebintu ebigirimu birisirikka.

11 Kale obanga ebintu byonna bya kuzikirizibwa, mugwanidde kubeeranga bantu ba mpisa ntukuvu era abatya Katonda, 12 nga mulindirira era nga mwegomba nnyo olunaku lwa Katonda okutuuka, olunaku obwengula bwonna[b] bwe buryokebwa ne buzikirizirwa n’ebiburimu ne bisaanuuka ne bisirikka. 13 Naye nga Katonda bwe yatusuubiza, tulindirira obwengula obuggya n’ensi empya omuli obutuukirivu.

14 Kale, abaagalwa, nga bwe mulindirira ebintu ebyo okubaawo mufubenga nnyo okuba abalongoofu abataliiko kya kunenyezebwa nga mulina emirembe. 15 Kyokka mulowoozenga ku kubonyaabonyezebwa okw’obulokozi bwa Mukama waffe, nga ne muganda waffe omwagalwa Pawulo kye yabategeeza mu bbaluwa ze yabawandiikira mu magezi Katonda ge yamuwa. 16 Weewaawo ebbaluwa ze zirimu bingi ebizibu okutegeera, kyokka buli lw’awandiika aba ayogera ku nsonga ezo; wabula bo abatamanyi era abatali banywevu babinnyonnyola nga bwe bannyonnyola ebyawandiikibwa ebirala ne beereetako okuzikirira.

17 Kale, mmwe abaagalwa, ebyo nga bwe mubitegedde, mwekuume muleme kukyamizibwa abantu abo abajeemu, si kulwa nga babaleetera okugwa ne muva we munyweredde. 18 Mweyongere okukula mu kisa ne mu kutegeera Mukama waffe era Omulokozi waffe Yesu Kristo.

Oyo aweebwenga ekitiibwa kaakano n’emirembe gyonna. Amiina.

Notas al pie

  1. 3:8 laba Zab 90:4
  2. 3:12 obwengula y’ensi yonna n’ebizungirizi awamu n’ebintu ebirala byonna ebiburimu