2 Peter 1
1 1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that
have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God
and the Saviour Jesus Christ:
2Grace to you and peace be
multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and
godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and
4whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great
promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.
and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith
supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge;
6and in your
knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in
your patience godliness;
7and in your godliness brotherly
kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love.
8For if these
things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto
the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9For he that lacketh these things
is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his
10Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your
calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:
11for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the
eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
12Wherefore 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.
think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting
you in remembrance;
14knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle
cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me.
will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to
call these things to remembrance.
16For we did not follow cunningly
devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17For he 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:
18and this voice we ourselves heard borne out of heaven, when we
were with him in the holy mount.
19And we have the word of prophecy
made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a
lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in
20knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of
21For no prophecy ever came by the will of man:
but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.