New heaven and new earth (2 Pet 3:13)

“But,

In accordance

With his promise,

We wait for

New heavens,

And a new earth,

Where righteousness

Lives.”

καινοὺς δὲ οὐρανοὺς καὶ γῆν καινὴν κατὰ τὸ ἐπάγγελμα αὐτοῦ προσδοκῶμεν, ἐν οἷς δικαιοσύνη κατοικεῖ.

This author said, “But, in accordance with his promise (κατὰ τὸ ἐπάγγελμα αὐτοῦ), we wait (προσδοκῶμεν) for new heavens (καινοὺς δὲ οὐρανοὺς), and a new earth (καὶ γῆν καινὴν), where righteousness (ἐν οἷς δικαιοσύνη) lives (κατοικεῖ).”  Among the canonical Greek New Testament writings, this is the only time that this word appeared in 2 Peter, the word ἐπαγγέλμα that means a promise.  This author indicated that God had promised a new earth and new heavens.  Thus, we were waiting for this to happen, where righteousness would dwell and be at home there.  The promise of an eternal righteous life awaits us all.  Are you excited about a new eternal righteous life?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.