So I will always remind you of these things,1 even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth2 you now have.
I think it is right to refresh your memory3 as long as I live in the tent of this body,414
because I know that I will soon put it aside,5 as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.615
And I will make every effort to see that after my departure7 you will always be able to remember these things.
For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power,8 but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.917
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."a1018
We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.1119
We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable,12 and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light13 shining in a dark place, until the day dawns14 and the morning star15 rises in your hearts.1620
Above all, you must understand17 that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things.
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God18 as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.19