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1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.I am writing to all of you who share the same precious faith we have, faith given to us by Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, who makes us right with God. 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 God bless you with his special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! 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 by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature. 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 make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your 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 But those who fail to develop these virtues are blind or, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin. 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 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Doing this, you will never stumble or fall away. 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 And God will open wide the gates of heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 I plan to keep on reminding you of these things -- even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth. 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 Yes, I believe I should keep on reminding you of these things as long as I live. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 But the Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that my days here on earth are numbered and I am soon to die. 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 So I will work hard to make these things clear to you. I want you to remember them long after I am gone. 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 were not making up clever stories when we told you about the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and his coming again. We have seen his majestic splendor with our own eyes. 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 And he received honor and glory from God the Father when God's glorious, majestic voice called down from heaven, "This is my beloved Son; I am fully pleased with him." 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 We ourselves heard the voice when we were there 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 Because of that, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. Pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a light shining in a dark place -- until the day Christ appears and his brilliant light shines 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 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophets themselves 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 or because they wanted to prophesy. It was the Holy Spirit who moved the prophets to speak 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.