Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through [the] righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in [the] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge a of him that has called us by glory b and virtue,
through which he has given c to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers d of [the] divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
But for this very reason also, using therewith e all diligence, in your faith have also f virtue, in virtue knowledge,
in knowledge temperance, g in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness,
in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:
for these things existing and abounding in you make [you] to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge h of our Lord Jesus Christ;
for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall;
for thus shall the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be richly furnished unto you.
Wherefore I will be careful i to put you always in mind of these things, although knowing [them] and established in the present truth.
But I account it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance,
knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedily [to take place], as also our Lord Jesus Christ has manifested to me;
but I will use diligence, that after my departure ye should have also, at any time, [in your power] to call to mind these things.
For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses j of *his* majesty.
For he received k from God [the] Father honour and glory, such a voice being uttered to him by the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom *I* have found my delight;
and this voice *we* heard uttered l from heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.
And we have the prophetic word [made] surer, to which ye do well taking heed (as to a lamp shining in an obscure place) until [the] day dawn and [the] morning star arise in your hearts;
knowing this first, that [the scope of] no prophecy of scripture is had from its own particular interpretation, m21
for prophecy was not ever n uttered o by [the] will of man, but holy men of God spake under the power of p [the] Holy Spirit.