The 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.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in
which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and
the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and
works that are therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner
of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
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?
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning
here in fear:
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received
by tradition from your fathers;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead,
and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through
Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye
love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower
of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word
which by the gospel is preached unto you.(KJV)