11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way,
what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,
because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning,
and the elements will melt with intense heat!
13 But according to His promise
we are looking for new heavens and a new earth,
in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things,
to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation;
just as also our beloved brother Paul,
according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
16 as also in all his letters,
speaking in them of these things,
in which are some things hard to understand,
which the untaught and unstable distort,
as they do also the rest of the Scriptures,
to their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand,
be on your guard
so that you are not carried away
by the error of unprincipled men
and fall from your own steadfastness,
18 but grow
in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory,
and to the day of eternity. Amen.