2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

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:
i Grace and peace be multiplied to you in j the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing 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
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.
Now 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,
and in your knowledge, z self-control, and in your self-control, aa perseverance, and in your perseverance, ab godliness, and in your godliness, ac brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For 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. For he who lacks these qualities is af blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his ag purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, 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; 11 for 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.

12 Therefore 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. 13 I consider it aq right, as long as I am in ar this earthly dwelling, to as stir you up by way of reminder, 14 knowing that at the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent au as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my av departure you will be able to call these things to mind.


16 For 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. 17 For 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”—
18 and we ourselves heard this
Lit voice brought
utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the be holy mountain.

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.
20 But bm know this first of all, that bn no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for 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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