1SimonaPeter, a servantand an apostle of JesusChrist, to them that have obtained like preciousfaith with usthrough the righteousness of GodandourSaviourJesusChrist:2Graceandpeace be multiplied unto youthrough the knowledge of God,and of JesusourLord,3
According ashisdivinepower hath given unto us all things that pertain untolifeandgodliness,through the knowledge of him that hath calledustobgloryandvirtue:4Wherebyaregiven unto us exceeding greatandpreciouspromises:thatbythese ye might bepartakers of the divinenature, having escaped the corruption that is in the worldthroughlust.5Andbesidethis,givingalldiligence,addtoyourfaithvirtue;andtovirtueknowledge;6Andtoknowledgetemperance;andtotemperancepatience;andtopatiencegodliness;7Andtogodliness brotherly kindness;andto brotherly kindnesscharity.8For if these thingsbe in you,andabound , they make you that ye shall neither be barrencnorunfruitfulin the knowledge of ourLordJesusChrist.9But he thatlacketh these thingsisblind, and cannot see afar off , and hath forgotten that he was purged fromhisoldsins.10Wherefore the rather,brethren, give diligence to makeyourcallingandelectionsure:for if ye do these things, ye shallneverfall :
11Forso an entrance shall be ministered unto youabundantlyinto the everlastingkingdom of ourLordandSaviourJesusChrist.12Wherefore I willnot be negligent to putyoualways in remembranceof these things,though ye know them, and be establishedin the presenttruth.13Yea, I think itmeet, as long asIaminthistabernacle, to stiryouupby putting you in remembrance;14Knowingthatshortly I must put off this mytabernacle,evenasourLordJesusChrist hath shewedme.15MoreoverI will endeavour that ye may be ableaftermydecease to have these thingsalways in remembrance.16For we havenotfollowed cunningly devisedfables, when we made known unto you the powerandcoming of ourLordJesusChrist,butwereeyewitnesses of hismajesty.17For he receivedfromGod the Fatherhonourandglory, when there camesuch a voice to himfrom the excellentglory,ThisismybelovedSon,inwhomI am well pleased .
18Andthisvoice which camefromheavenweheard , when we werewithhimin the holymount.19
We havealso a more sureword of prophecy;whereunto ye dowell that ye take heed , as unto a light that shinethin a darkplace,untilthedaydawn , and the day starariseinyourhearts:20Knowingthisfirst,thatnoprophecy of the scriptureis of any privateinterpretation.21For the prophecycamenot in old timed by the will of man:butholymen of Godspake as they were movedby the HolyGhost.