Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ: to them that have obtained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Grace to you and peace be accomplished in the knowledge of God and of Christ Jesus our Lord.
As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness are given us through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue.
By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.
And you, employing all care, minister in your faith, virtue: And in virtue, knowledge:
And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness: