Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained
a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the
Saviour Jesus Christ: 1:2Grace
to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our
that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto
life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his
own glory and virtue; 1:4whereby
he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that
through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped
from the corruption that is in that world by lust.
and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith
supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; 1:6and
in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control
patience; and in your patience godliness;
in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly
if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor
unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1:9For
he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having
forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. 1:10Wherefore,
brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure:
for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: 1:11for
thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1:12Wherefore
I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though
ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you.
I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by
putting you in remembrance; 1:14knowing
that the putting off of my tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our Lord
Jesus Christ signified unto me.
I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease
to call these things to remembrance. 1:16For
we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses
of his majesty. 1:17For
he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there was borne such
a voice to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased: 1:18and
this voice we
ourselves heard borne out of heaven, when we were
with him in the holy mount.
we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well
that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day
dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: 1:20knowing
this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.
no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being
moved by the Holy Spirit.