Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Now, beloved, this second epistle I write to you -- these things by which I awaken your pure minds by memory, 2That you may remember the words that were spoken before by the holy Prophets and the commandments of Our Lord and our Savior, which were through the Apostles,
3And as you knew this first, that in the end of days, scoffers would come who scoff while they walk according to their own lusts, 4And they say, "Where is The Promise of his coming? For from when our forefathers fell asleep, everything continues in the same way from the beginning of creation." 5For they disregard this when they please: That the Heavens which were from the first, and The Earth, from the water and by the water, arose by the word of God, 6By which the world which then was, lay in water and was destroyed. 7But the Heavens and The Earth which are now, by his word are stored up as for fire and are kept for the day of judgment and of the destruction of wicked people.
8But you shall not disregard this one thing, beloved: "One day is to THE LORD JEHOVAH as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day." 9THE LORD JEHOVAH does not delay his promises as people consider delay, but he is patient for your sakes, and because he is not willing that any person would perish, but that every person would come to conversion.
10But the day of THE LORD JEHOVAH comes as a thief in which the Heavens suddenly pass away, but the elements being set on fire shall be destroyed and The Earth and the works that are in it shall be discovered*.
11As 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, 12While you expect and eagerly desire the coming of The Day of God in which the Heavens, being tested by fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements, when set on fire, shall melt. 13But according to his promise, we look for The New Heavens and The New Earth, in which dwells righteousness.*
14Therefore beloved, as you expect these things, take pains that you shall be found without spot and without defect before him in peace. 15And you shall consider that the patience of THE LORD JEHOVAH is salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him, 16Just as in all of his letters he spoke about these things, in which are things difficult for the intellect, which those who are without teaching and unstable, pervert, as also the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17You therefore, beloved, as you have known beforehand, guard your souls, lest you go after the deception of those who are without The Law and you fall from your own stability. 18But grow in grace and in the knowledge of Our Lord and Our Savior, Yeshua The Messiah, and of God The Father, to whom the glory is now and always, even to the days of eternity. Amen.