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1 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. 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 be multiplied to 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 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, 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 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] escaping from the corruption [that is] in the world because of evil desire, 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 and [for] this same [reason], and [by] applying all diligence, supply with your faith excellence of character, and with excellence of character, knowledge, 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 and with knowledge, self-control, and with self-control, patient endurance, and with patient endurance, godliness, 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 and with godliness, brotherly love, and with brotherly love, love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 For [if] these [things] are yours and are increasing, this does not make [you] useless or unproductive 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 one] for whom these [things] [are] not present is blind, being nearsighted, {having forgotten the cleansing} of his former 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 Therefore, brothers, be zealous even more to make your calling and election secure, because [if you] do these [things], you will never ever stumble. 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 in this way entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied for you. 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Therefore I intend to remind you continually concerning these [things], although [you] know [them] and are established in the truth that you have. 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 But I consider [it] right, for as long as I am in this habitation, to stir you up by a reminder, 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 [because I] know that the removal of my habitation is imminent, as indeed our Lord Jesus Christ 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 also make every effort [that] you are able at any time, after my departure, {to recall these things to mind}. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 For we did not make known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [by] following ingeniously concocted myths, but [by] being eyewitnesses of that one's majesty. 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 [he] received honor and glory from God the Father [when] a voice such as this was brought to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, in 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 [we] ourselves heard this voice brought from heaven [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 we possess [as] more reliable the prophetic word, to which you do well [if you] pay attention to [it] as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises 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 recognizing this above all, that every prophecy of scripture does not come about from one's own interpretation, 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 for no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 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.