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2 Peter 3:5-6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

They deliberately ignore the fact that the heavens existed of old and earth was formed out of water and through water[a] by the word of God; through these the world that then existed was destroyed, deluged with water.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. 3:5 Formed out of water and through water: Gn 1:2, 6–8 is reflected as well as Greek views that water was the basic element from which all is derived.
  2. 3:6 Destroyed, deluged with water: cf. 2 Pt 2:5; Gn 7:11–8:2.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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