You must know and understand this ,
That Scoffers (mockers) will come
IN THE LAST DAYS WITH SCOFFING;
[People who ] walk after their own Fleshly Desires.
WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?
For since the forefathers fell asleep,
All things have continued exactly
As they did from beginning of Creation.
FOR THEY WILFULLY OVERLOOK AND FORGET THIS [FACT],
That the Heavens [came into] existence long ago
BY THE WORD OF GOD,
And an Earth also which was formed out of water
And by means of water.
Through which the World that then [existed]
WAS DELUGED WITH WATER AND PERISHED.
[Gen. 1:6-8; 7:11.]
BY THAT SAME WORD
THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND EARTH
HAVE BEEN STORED UP (RESERVED) FOR FIRE,
BEING KEPT UNTIL THE DAY OF JUDGMENT
AND DESTRUCTION OF UNGODLY PEOPLE.
Nevertheless do not let this One Fact Escape you,
Beloved, that with the Lord
ONE DAY IS A THOUSAND YEARS
AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS ONE DAY. [Ps. 90:4.]
The Lord does not Delay and be Tardy or Slow
About what He Promises,
According to some people's conception of slowness,
But He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient)
NOT DESIRING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH,
But that All should Turn to Repentance.
(2 Peter 3:3-9, AMP)