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2 Peter 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. NIV 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: NLT 2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. NIV 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. NLT 3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. NIV 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. NLT 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. NIV 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. NLT 5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, NIV 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; NLT 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, NIV 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; NLT 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. NIV 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. NLT 8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 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. NLT 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. NIV 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. NLT 10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. NIV 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, NLT 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. NIV 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. NLT 12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. NIV 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. NLT 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live. NIV 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, NLT 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, NIV 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. NLT 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone. NIV 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. NLT 16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes NIV 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. NLT 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” NIV 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." NLT 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain. NIV 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. NLT 19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. NIV 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. NLT 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, NIV 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. NLT 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. NIV 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.