2 Peter 3:11
New International Version
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives

New Living Translation
Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live,

English Standard Version
Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,

Berean Study Bible
Since everything will be dissolved in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness

Berean Literal Bible
All these things being dissolved in this way, what kind ought you to be? In holy conduct and godliness,

New American Standard Bible
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

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

Christian Standard Bible
Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

Contemporary English Version
Everything will be destroyed. So you should serve and honor God by the way you live.

Good News Translation
Since all these things will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and dedicated to God,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

International Standard Version
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be

NET Bible
Since all these things are to melt away in this manner, what sort of people must we be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness,

New Heart English Bible
Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As therefore all these things are to be destroyed, it is right for you to be in your way of life as those who are holy and in the worship of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All these things will be destroyed in this way. So think of the kind of holy and godly lives you must live

New American Standard 1977
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conduct and godliness,

American King James Version
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

American Standard Version
Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness?

Darby Bible Translation
All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,

English Revised Version
Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness,

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing then that all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy deportment and godliness,

Weymouth New Testament
Since all these things are thus pre-destined to dissolution, what sort of men ought you to be found to be in all holy living and godly conduct,

World English Bible
Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

Young's Literal Translation
All these, then, being dissolved, what kind of persons doth it behove you to be in holy behaviours and pious acts?
Study Bible
The Day of the Lord
10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found. 11Since everything will be dissolved in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness 12as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be dissolved by fire and the elements will melt in the heat.…
Cross References
Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found.

2 Peter 3:12
as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be dissolved by fire and the elements will melt in the heat.

Treasury of Scripture

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

all these.

2 Peter 3:12
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?

Psalm 75:3
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

Isaiah 14:31
Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

what.

Matthew 8:27
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

James 1:24
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

in all.

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

Psalm 50:23
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

godliness.

2 Peter 1:3,6
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: …

1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 6:3,6,11
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; …







Lexicon
[Since] everything
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

will be dissolved
λυομένων (lyomenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3089: A primary verb; to 'loosen'.

in this way,
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

what kind of [people]
ποταποὺς (potapous)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4217: Of what kind, of what manner. Apparently from pote and the base of pou; interrogatively, whatever, i.e. Of what possible sort.

ought
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to be?
ὑπάρχειν (hyparchein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5225: To begin, am, exist, be in possession. From hupo and archomai; to begin under, i.e. Come into existence; expletively, to exist (verb).

You ought to conduct yourselves
ἀναστροφαῖς (anastrophais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 391: Dealing with other men, conduct, life, behavior, manner of life. From anastrepho; behavior.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

holiness
ἁγίαις (hagiais)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

godliness
εὐσεβείαις (eusebeiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2150: Piety (towards God), godliness, devotion, godliness. From eusebes; piety; specially, the gospel scheme.
(11) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved.--For "then" we ought probably to read "thus," seeing that all these things are thus to be dissolved. The original is present in form, but rightly translated by the future, being the prophetic present, i.e., the future prophetically regarded as present.

What manner of persons.--Not so much a question as an exclamation. In any case, the sentence should run on to the end of 2Peter 3:12. To put an interrogation at "to be" or at "godliness," and make what follows an answer to the question, would be stiff and frigid, and very unlike the fervour of this Epistle.

Ought ye to be.--We might fairly translate, ought ye to be found. The Greek implies that the state is one that has continued for some time before the day comes.

In all holy conversation and godliness.--Literally, in holy behaviours and godlinesses. (See Notes on 2Peter 1:3 and 2Peter 2:7.) The plurals indicate a variety of acts. They occur in this passage only.

Verse 11. - Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved; rather, seeing that all these things are being dissolved. The participle is present, and implies the certainty of the event foretold, and, perhaps, also that the germs of that coming dissolution are already in being, that the forces which are ultimately to bring about the final catastrophe are even now at work. Some of the better manuscripts read, instead of οϋν, then, οὕτως, thus: "seeing that all these things are thus being dissolved." What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness? The Greek word for "what manner of persons" means literally, "of what country;" it seems to point to the great truth that God's people are fellow-citizens of the saints, that the commonwealth of which they are citizens is in heaven. The word for "to be" is the emphatic ὑπάρχειν, which denotes original, essential, continuous being. (On the word for "conversation" (ἀναστροφαῖς, behaviour, conduct), see note on 1 Peter 1:15.) Both this noun and the following are plural in the Greek, and therefore mean "in all aspects and forms of holy conduct and godliness." Some commentators connect these last words, "in all holy conversation and godliness," with the next verse: "looking in all holy conversation," etc. Some, again, understand this verse as asking a question, which is answered in the next; but the Greek word for "what manner of persons" (ποταπός) seems to be used in the New Testament as an exclamation only, not interrogatively. 3:11-18 From the doctrine of Christ's second coming, we are exhorted to purity and godliness. This is the effect of real knowledge. Very exact and universal holiness is enjoined, not resting in any low measure or degree. True Christians look for new heavens and a new earth; freed from the vanity to which things present are subject, and the sin they 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 sins are pardoned, and their peace made with God, are the only safe and happy people; therefore follow after peace, and that with all men; follow after holiness as well as peace. Never expect to be found at 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 diligent Christian will be the happy Christian in the day of the Lord. Our Lord will suddenly come to us, or shortly call us to him; and shall he find us idle? Learn to make a right use of the patience of our Lord, who as yet delays his coming. Proud, carnal, and corrupt men, seek to wrest 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, pervert every gift of God. Then let us seek to have our minds prepared for receiving things hard to be understood, by putting in practice things which are more easy to be understood. But there must be self-denial and suspicion of ourselves, and submission to the authority of Christ Jesus, before we can heartily receive all the truths of the gospel, therefore we are in great danger of rejecting the truth. And whatever opinions and thoughts of men are not according to the law of God, and warranted by it, the believer disclaims and abhors. Those who are led away by error, fall from their own stedfastness. And that we may avoid being led away, we must seek to grow in all grace, in faith, and virtue, and knowledge. Labour to know Christ more clearly, and more 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 knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, will, upon receiving such grace 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.
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