2 Peter 1

1 [a]Simon Peter, a [b]servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained [c]a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of [d]our God and the Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us [e]by his own glory and virtue; 4 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of [f]the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; 6 and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control [g]patience; and in your [h]patience godliness; 7 and in your godliness [i]brotherly kindness; and in your [j]brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he that lacketh these things is blind, [k]seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: 11 for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12 Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you. 13 And I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me. 15 Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my [l]decease to call these things to remembrance. 16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and [m]coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he [n]received from God the Father honor and glory, when there was borne such a voice to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: 18 and this voice we ourselves heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a [o]dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of [p]private interpretation. 21 For no prophecy ever [q]came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Many ancient authorities read Symeon. See Acts 15:14.
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 Greek bondservant.
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 Greek an equally precious.
  4. 2 Peter 1:1 Or, our God and Saviour. Compare verse 11; 2:20; 3:18; Titus 2:13.
  5. 2 Peter 1:3 Some ancient authorities read through glory and virtue.
  6. 2 Peter 1:4 Or, a
  7. 2 Peter 1:6 Or, stedfastness
  8. 2 Peter 1:6 Or, stedfastness
  9. 2 Peter 1:7 Greek love of the brethren.
  10. 2 Peter 1:7 Greek love of the brethren.
  11. 2 Peter 1:9 Or, closing his eyes
  12. 2 Peter 1:15 Or, departure
  13. 2 Peter 1:16 Greek presence.
  14. 2 Peter 1:17 Greek having received.
  15. 2 Peter 1:19 Greek squalid.
  16. 2 Peter 1:20 Or, special
  17. 2 Peter 1:21 Greek was brought.

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