From: Shim'on Kefa, a slave and emissary of Yeshua the Messiah To: Those who, through the righteousness of our God and of our Deliverer Yeshua the Messiah, have been given the same kind of trust as ours:
May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord.
God's power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowing the One who called us to his own glory and goodness.
By these he has given us valuable and superlatively great promises, so that through them you might come to share in God's nature and escape the corruption which evil desires have brought into the world.
For this very reason, try your hardest to furnish your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
knowledge with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with godliness,