Wherefore, I will not be careless always to remind you concerning these things, though, having known them, and having been established in the present truth,
and I think right, so long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up in reminding [you],
having known that soon is the laying aside of my tabernacle, even as also our Lord Jesus Christ did shew to me,
and I will be diligent that also at every time ye have, after my outgoing, power to make to yourselves the remembrance of these things.
For, skilfully devised fables not having followed out, we did make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but eye-witnesses having become of his majesty --
for having received from God the Father honour and glory, such a voice being borne to him by the excellent glory: `This is My Son -- the beloved, in whom I was well pleased;'
and this voice we -- we did hear, out of heaven borne, being with him in the holy mount.
And we have more firm the prophetic word, to which we do well giving heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, till day may dawn, and a morning star may arise -- in your hearts;
this first knowing, that no prophecy of the Writing doth come of private exposition,
for not by will of man did ever prophecy come, but by the Holy Spirit borne on holy men of God spake.