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1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and [the] 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 Grace to you and peace be multiplied 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 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own 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 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust. 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 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in [your] virtue knowledge; 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 and in [your] knowledge self-control; and in [your] self-control patience; and in [your] patience godliness; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 and in [your] godliness brotherly kindness; and in [your] brotherly kindness love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto 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 he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing 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 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall 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 for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance 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 Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with [you]. 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 I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord Jesus Christ signified unto me. 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to call these things to remembrance. 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 follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses 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 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there was borne such a voice 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 this voice we [ourselves] heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 And we have the word of prophecy [made] more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise 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 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake 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.