1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained alike precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, bthrough the knowledge of him cthat hath called us to glory and virtue:
4eWhereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be dpartakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue fknowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and gto brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things iis blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was hpurged from his old sins.
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence jto make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11kFor so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
13Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;14mKnowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as lour Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, nThis is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in othe holy mount.
19 We have also a more psure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and qthe day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that rno prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For tthe prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: usbut holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.