For which cause, I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them and are confirmed in the present truth.
But I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.
Being assured that the laying away of this my tabernacle is at hand, according as our Lord Jesus Christ also hath signified to me.
And I will endeavour that you frequently have after my decease whereby you may keep a memory of these things.
For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, this voice coming down to him from the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him.
And this voice, we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.
And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts.
Understanding this first: That no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.
For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.