2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

1
Two early mss read Simeon
Simon Peter, a b  bond-servant and c  apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received d  a faith of the same
Or value
kind as ours
Or in
by g  the righteousness of h  our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
2 i  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in j  the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3seeing that His k  divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true l  knowledge of Him who m  called us
Or to
by His own glory and
Or virtue
excellence.
4
Lit Through which (things)
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent q  promises, so that by them you may become r  partakers of the divine nature, having s  escaped the t  corruption that is in u  the world by lust.
5Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith v  supply w  moral
Or virtue
excellence, and in your moral excellence y  knowledge,
6and in your knowledge, z  self-control, and in your self-control, aa  perseverance, and in your perseverance, ab  godliness, 7and in your godliness, ac  brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. 8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor ad  unfruitful in the true ae  knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For he who lacks these qualities is af  blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his ag  purification from his former sins. 10Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His ah  calling and ai  choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never aj  stumble; 11for in this way the entrance into ak  the eternal kingdom of our al  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be am  abundantly an  supplied to you.

12Therefore ao  I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in ap  the truth which is present with you. 13I consider it aq  right, as long as I am in ar  this earthly dwelling, to as  stir you up by way of reminder, 14knowing that at  the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent au  as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will also be diligent that at any time after my av  departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

Eyewitnesses

16For we did not follow cleverly devised aw  tales when we made known to you the ax  power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were ay  eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an
Lit voice
,
ba  utterance as this was
Lit brought
made to Him by the bc  Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”—
18and we ourselves heard this
Lit voice brought
utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the be  holy mountain.

19
Or We have the even more sure prophetic word
So we have bg  the prophetic word made more bh  sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to bi  a lamp shining in a dark place, until the bj  day dawns and the bk  morning star arises bl  in your hearts.
20But bm  know this first of all, that bn  no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21for bo  no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men bp  moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
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