Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Your duty, seeing that this is so, is to be ever eagerly expecting the day of God.
then—Some oldest manuscripts substitute "thus" for "then": a happy refutation of the "thus" of the scoffers, II Peter 3:4 (English Version, "As they were," Greek, "thus").
shall be—Greek, "are being (in God's appointment, soon to be fulfilled) dissolved"; the present tense implying the certainty as though it were actually present.
what manner of men—exclamatory. How watchful, prayerful, zealous!
to be—not the mere Greek substantive verb of existence (einai), but (huparchein) denoting a state or condition in which one is supposed to be [TITTMANN]. What holy men ye ought to be found to be, when the event comes! This is "the holy commandment" mentioned in II Peter 3:2.
conversation . . . godliness—Greek, plural: behaviors (towards men), godlinesses (or pieties towards God) in their manifold modes of manifestation.
Other commentary entries containing this verse:
2 Peter 3:10
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