Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith equal in value to ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
because his divine power has bestowed on us all [things] [that are] necessary for life and godliness, through the knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence of character,
through which things he has bestowed on us his precious and very great promises, so that through these you may become sharers of the divine nature [after]a escaping from the corruption [that is] in the world because of evil desire,
and [for] this same [reason], and [by]b applying all diligence, supply with your faith excellence of character, and with excellence of character, knowledge,
and with knowledge, self-control, and with self-control, patient endurance, and with patient endurance, godliness,