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1 Simon Peter, a servant and Apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who with us have a part in the same holy faith in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 May grace and peace ever be increasing in you, in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 Because by his power he has given us everything necessary for life and righteousness, through the knowledge of him who has been our guide by his glory and virtue; 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
4 And through this he has given us the hope of great rewards highly to be valued; so that by them we might have our part in God's being, and be made free from the destruction which is in the world through the desires of the flesh. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 So, for this very cause, take every care; joining virtue to faith, and knowledge to virtue, 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind, 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 And love of the brothers to fear of God, and to love of the brothers, love itself. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if you have these things in good measure, they will make you fertile and full of fruit in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For the man who has not these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having no memory of how he was made clean from his old sins. 9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
10 For this reason, my brothers, take all the more care to make your selection and approval certain; for if you do these things you will never have a fall: 10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,
11 For so the way will be open to you into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 For this reason I will be ready at all times to keep your memory of these things awake, though you have the knowledge of them now and are well based in your present faith. 12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
13 And it seems right to me, as long as I am in this tent of flesh, to keep your minds awake by working on your memory; 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 For I am conscious that in a short time I will have to put off this tent of flesh, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 And I will take every care so that you may have a clear memory of these things after my death. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 For when we gave you news of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our teaching was not based on stories put together by art, but we were eye-witnesses of his glory. 16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For God the Father gave him honour and glory, when such a voice came to him out of the great glory, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased. 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
18 And this voice came from heaven even to our ears, when we were with him on the holy mountain. 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 And so the words of the prophets are made more certain; and it is well for you to give attention to them as to a light shining in a dark place, till the dawn comes and the morning star is seen in your hearts; 19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
20 Being conscious in the first place that no man by himself may give a special sense to the words of the prophets. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 For these words did not ever come through the impulse of men: but the prophets had them from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.