2 Peter 3:5
Good News Translation
They purposely ignore the fact that long ago God gave a command, and the heavens and earth were created. The earth was formed out of water and by water,

Contemporary English Version
They will say this because they want to forget that long ago the heavens and the earth were made at God's command. The earth came out of water and was made from water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this they are wilfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For this they are wilfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God:

they willingly.

Proverbs 17:16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

John 3:19,20 And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. . . .

Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying: . . .

by the word.

Genesis 1:6,9 And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. . . .

Psalm 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the power of them by the spirit of his mouth:

Psalm 136:6 Who established the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God: that from invisible things visible things might be made.

standing.

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all: and by him all things consist.

Context
The Coming Judgment
4Saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they are wilfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:6
And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Genesis 1:9
God also said; Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.

Psalm 24:2
For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.

Psalm 136:6
Who established the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God: that from invisible things visible things might be made.

Additional Translations
But they deliberately overlook the fact that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water,

For this is concealed from them willingly, that heavens existed long ago and the earth, having been composed out of water and through water, by the word of God,

For 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:

For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God;

For this is hidden from them through their own wilfulness, that heavens were of old, and an earth, having its subsistence out of water and in water, by the word of God,

For this they wilfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God;

For 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:

For they are wilfully blind to the fact that there were heavens which existed of old, and an earth, the latter arising out of water and extending continuously through water, by the command of God;

For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth formed out of water and amid water, by the word of God;

for this is unobserved by them willingly, that the heavens were of old, and the earth out of water and through water standing together by the word of God,
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