2 Peter 1:13

13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,

2 Peter 1:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
ESV
13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body,to stir you up by way of reminder,
NLT
13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live.
MSG
13 This is the post to which I've been assigned - keeping you alert with frequent reminders - and I'm sticking to it as long as I live.
CSB
13 I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent, to wake you up with a reminder,

2 Peter 1:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Peter 1:13

Yea, I think it meet
Or "just". This is the apostle's other reason for his conduct, taken from the duty of his place and office; judging it to be what became him as an apostle and elder, and the minister of the circumcision, and was what was due to God and Christ, whom he served, and the souls of men under his care:

as long as I am in this tabernacle:
or "body", as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions render it, and so some copies; for the body is as a tabernacle for the soul to dwell in, pitched for a time, and, ere long, to be taken down; (See Gill on 2 Corinthians 5:1),

to stir you up;
to the lively exercise of grace, and constant performance of duty: by putting you in remembrance: of the said things; for saints are apt to be forgetful of their duty, and backward to it, and sluggish and slothful in it.

2 Peter 1:13 In-Context

11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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 to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Peter 3:1
  • 2. Isaiah 38:12; 2 Corinthians 5:1,4