King James Version

2 Peter 3:1-18

1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10But 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. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking 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? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

2 Petro 3:1-18

Awurade Mmaeɛ A Ɔbɛba Bio

1Adɔfonom, yei ne krataa a ɛtɔ so mmienu a matwerɛ abrɛ mo. Metwerɛɛ sɛ mede rebɛkae mo, de akanyane mo adwene. 2Mepɛ sɛ mokae nsɛm a adiyifoɔ kronkron no kaa mmerɛ bi a atwam no ne mmara a ɛfiri Awurade ne Agyenkwa a wɔde faa mo asomafoɔ so maa mo no.

3Deɛ ɛdi ɛkan no, ɛsɛ sɛ mote aseɛ sɛ nna a ɛdi akyire no mu no, nnipa bi bɛba a wɔn ara wɔn honam akɔnnɔ na ɛbɛdi wɔn so. Wɔbɛdi mo ho fɛ 4aka sɛ, “Ɔhyɛɛ mo bɔ sɛ ɔbɛba. Wanka? Na ɔwɔ he? Yɛn agyanom awuwu dada, nanso biribiara te sɛ deɛ ɛte firi adebɔ mfitiaseɛ!” 5Wɔhyɛ da ma wɔn werɛ firi nokorɛ no sɛ, ɛfiri tete no, Onyankopɔn kasaeɛ na wɔbɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase. Wɔbɔɔ asase firi nsuo mu na wɔde nsuo na ɛyɛeɛ. 6Akyire no wɔde nsuyire bɛsɛee no. 7Nanso, Onyankopɔn ahyɛ sɛ ɔsoro ne asase ntena hɔ nkɔsi Atemmuo da. Afei wɔbɛsɔ emu ogya na wɔbɛsɛe nnebɔneyɛfoɔ.

8Nanso, anuanom, mommma mo werɛ mfiri adeɛ baako sɛ Awurade ani so deɛ, nsonsonoeɛ nni da koro ne mfeɛ apem ntam. Ne fam deɛ, ne mmienu nyinaa yɛ pɛ. 9Awurade ntwentwɛn ne nan ase wɔ ne bɔ a wahyɛ ho sɛdeɛ ebinom dwene no. Mmom, ɔwɔ mo ho boasetɔ ɛfiri sɛ, ɔmpɛ sɛ wɔbɛsɛe obiara, na mmom, ɔpɛ sɛ obiara sakra firi ne bɔne ho.

10Na Awurade da no bɛba sɛ owifoɔ. Ɛda no, ɔsoro bɛbobom na ayera na ewiem nneɛma bɛhye na asɛe na asase ne so nneɛma nyinaa nso bɛda adi.

11Sɛ saa ɛkwan yi so na wɔbɛfa asɛe adeɛ nyinaa a, na ɛdeɛn bra na ɛsɛ sɛ wobɔ? Ɛsɛ sɛ mo bra yɛ kronkron na mode mo ho ma Onyankopɔn. 12Monhwɛ saa da no kwan na monyɛ mo nneɛma pɛpɛɛpɛ; saa da a Onyankopɔn bɛto ɔsoro mu ogya na ewiem nneɛma anane na ayera wɔ ogyaframa mu no. 13Nanso, yɛtwɛn deɛ Onyankopɔn ahyɛ yɛn ho bɔ no, ɔsoro foforɔ ne asase foforɔ a ɛhɔ na tenenee bɛtena.

14Enti, anuanom, mogu so retwɛn da no yi, mommɔ mmɔden sɛ mobɛyɛ kronn a mfomsoɔ biara nni mo ho wɔ Onyankopɔn anim na mo ne no atena wɔ asomdwoeɛ mu. 15Monkae nhunu sɛ Awurade wɔ boasetɔ ɛfiri sɛ ɔpɛ sɛ obiara nya nkwagyeɛ. Ɛno na yɛn nua Paulo nam nyansa a Onyankopɔn de maa no no so twerɛɛ mo no. 16Saa ɛkwan korɔ no ara so na ɔfa twerɛɛ ne nkrataa no na saa nsɛm yi ara so nso na ɔgyina twerɛeɛ. Nsɛm bi a ɛyɛ den wɔ ne nkrataa no mu no, wɔn a wɔnnim na wɔnnyɛ den no ntumi nkyerɛ aseɛ yie. Saa ara na wɔyɛ Atwerɛsɛm a aka no de ɔsɛeɛ ba wɔn so.

17Nanso anuanom, mo deɛ monim yei dada. Monwɛn na wɔn a wɔnni mmara so annaadaa mo amfiri beaeɛ pa. 18Monyini wɔ yɛn Awurade ne Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo adom ne nimdeɛ mu.

Ɔno na animuonyam nka no seesei ne daa. Amen.