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1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ - To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have been given a faith as precious as ours: 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 yours in full measure through your 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 God's divine power has given us everything we need to live a truly religious life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in 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 In this way he has given us the very great and precious gifts he promised, so that by means of these gifts you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the 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 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 These are the qualities you need, and if you have them in abundance, they will make you active and effective 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 if you do not have them, you are so shortsighted that you cannot see and have forgotten that you have been purified from your past 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 So then, my friends, try even harder to make God's call and his choice of you a permanent experience; if you do so, you will never abandon your faith. 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 In this way you will be given the full right to enter 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 And so I will always remind you of these matters, even though you already know them and are firmly grounded in the truth you have received. 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 I think it only right for me to stir up your memory of these matters as long as I am still alive. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 I know that I shall soon put off this mortal body, as our Lord Jesus Christ plainly told me. 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 I will do my best, then, to provide a way for you to remember these matters at all times 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 We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness. 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 We were there when he was given honor and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I am 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 We ourselves heard this voice coming 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 So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star 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 else, however, remember that none of us can explain by ourselves a prophecy in the Scriptures. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 For no prophetic message ever came just from the human will, but people were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came 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.