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- 2 Peter
- 2.Petr 1
11Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained aa faith of equal standing with ours bby the righteousness of our cGod and Savior Jesus Christ:
2dMay grace and peace be multiplied to you ein the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirm Your Calling and Election
3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him fwho called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4
4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become gpartakers of the divine nature, hhaving escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith iwith virtue,5 and virtue jwith knowledge,
6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control kwith steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
7and godliness lwith brotherly affection, and brotherly affection mwith love.
8For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or nunfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he ois blind, having forgotten that he was pcleansed from his former sins.
10Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and qelection, for if you practice these qualities ryou will never fall.
11For in this way there will be richly provided for you san entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12Therefore I intend talways to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in uthe truth that you have.
13I think it right, as long as I am in this vbody,8 wto stir you up by way of reminder,
14xsince I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, yas our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
15And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word
16For we did not follow zcleverly devised amyths when we made known to you bthe power and ccoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but dwe were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, e“This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,”
18we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on fthe holy mountain.
19And gwe have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention has to a lamp shining in a dark place, until ithe day jdawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,
20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.
21For kno prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God las they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.