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2 Peter 1 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. To you who have received a faith as valuable as ours, because our God and Savior Jesus Christ does what is right. 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 and peace be given to you more and more, because you truly know God and Jesus our Lord. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 Jesus has the power of God, by which he has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his 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 Through these he gave us the very great and precious promises. With these gifts you can share in being like God, and the world will not ruin you with its evil desires. 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 you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 and to your service for God, add kindness for your brothers and sisters in Christ; and to this kindness, add love. 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you to be useful and productive 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 anyone who does not have these things cannot see clearly. He is blind and has forgotten that he was made clean from his 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 My brothers and sisters, try hard to be certain that you really are called and chosen by God. If you do all these things, you will never fall. 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 you will be given a very great welcome 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 You know these things, and you are very strong in the truth, but I will always help you remember them. 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 is right for me to help you remember as long as I am in this body. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 I know I must soon leave this body, as our Lord Jesus Christ has shown 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 try my best so that you may be able to remember these things even 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 When we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not telling just smart stories that someone invented. But we saw the greatness of Jesus 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 Jesus heard the voice of God, the Greatest Glory, when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice said, "This is my Son, whom I love, and I am very 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 heard that voice from heaven while we were with Jesus on the holy mountain. 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 This makes us more sure about the message the prophets gave. It is good for you to follow closely what they said as you would follow a light shining in a dark place, until the day begins 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 Most of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in the Scriptures ever comes from the prophet'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 came from what a person wanted to say, but people led by the Holy Spirit spoke words 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.