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1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and Apostle of Jesus Christ: To those to whom there has been allotted the same precious faith as that which is ours through the righteousness of our God and of our 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 more and more grace and peace be granted to you in a full 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 seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections. 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 It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings. 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 But for this very reason--adding, on your part, all earnestness-- along with your faith, manifest also a noble character: along with a noble character, knowledge; 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 along with knowledge, self-control; along with self-control, power of endurance; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 along with power of endurance, godliness; along with godliness, brotherly affection; and along with brotherly affection, love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 If these things exist in you, and continually increase, they prevent your being either idle or unfruitful in advancing towards a full 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 in whom they are lacking is blind and cannot see distant objects, in that he has forgotten that he has been cleansed 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, brethren, be all the more in earnest to make sure that God has called you and chosen you; for it is certain that so long as you practise these things, you will never 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 And so a triumphant admission into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be freely granted to you. 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 For this reason I shall always persist in reminding you of these things, although you know them and are stedfast believers in truth which you already possess. 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 think it right, so long as I remain in the body, my present dwelling-place, to arouse you by such reminders. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 For I know that the time for me to lay aside my body is now rapidly drawing near, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed to me. 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 So on every possible occasion I will also do my best to enable you to recall these things after my departure. 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 made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His 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 He received honour and glory from God the Father, and out of the wondrous glory words such as these were spoken to Him, "This is My dearly-loved Son, in whom I take delight." 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 these words come 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 in the written word of prophecy we have something more permanent; to which you do well to pay attention--as to a lamp shining in a dimly-lighted place--until 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 But, above all, remember that no prophecy in Scripture will be found to have come from the prophet's own prompting; 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled 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.