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1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. To those who have obtained a faith that is as valuable as ours, a faith based on the approval that comes from 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 good will and peace fill your lives through your knowledge about Jesus, our God and 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 for life and for godliness. This power was given to us through knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and integrity. 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 his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world. 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 Because of this, make every effort to add integrity to your faith; and to integrity add knowledge; 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 to knowledge add self-control; to self-control add endurance; to endurance add godliness; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 to godliness add Christian affection; and to Christian affection add love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 If you have these qualities and they are increasing, it demonstrates that your knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ is living and productive. 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 If these qualities aren't present in your life, you're shortsighted and have forgotten that you were cleansed 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 Therefore, brothers and sisters, use more effort to make God's calling and choosing of you secure. If you keep doing this, you will never 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 Then you will also be given the wealth of entering 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 Therefore, I will always remind you about these qualities, although you already know about them and are well-grounded in the truth that you now 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 As long as I'm still alive, I think it's right to refresh your memory. 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 will die soon. Our Lord Jesus Christ has made that 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 So I will make every effort to see that you remember these things after I die. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 When we apostles told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we didn't base our message on clever myths that we made up. Rather, we witnessed his majesty 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 For example, we were eyewitnesses when he received honor and glory from God the Father and when the voice of our majestic God spoke these words to him: "This is my Son, whom I love and in whom I 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 We heard that voice speak to him 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 regard the words of the prophets as confirmed beyond all doubt. You're doing well by paying attention to their words. Continue to pay attention as you would to a light that shines in a dark place as you wait for day to come and the morning star to rise 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 First, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
21 No prophecy ever originated from humans. Instead, it was given by the Holy Spirit as humans spoke under God's direction. 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.