THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF
2 Peter 1 ©
1 The apostle Peter, after the superscription and salutation. 3 Relates first what exceeding great grace and benefits God has bestowed on the believing Jews for their salvation. 5 Wherefore he exhorts them to increase more and more in faith and godliness, and to join other virtues also. 8 Teaching that then they shall be rightly fruitful. 10 And that thereby they shall be more and more assured of their election, and of an entrance into the Kingdom of Christ. 12 He declares that, although they will know these things, nevertheless he would stir them up by this exhortation. 14 Seeing he should shortly be taken out of this life, according to Christ’s prediction, that they might remember it after his death. 16 Testifies that the doctrine of Christ and His coming, which was preached unto them, are no fables, but that he himself and the two other disciples beheld His glory on the mount, and heard from heaven the testimony of the Father concerning Him. 19 And that the same is witnessed also by the writings of the prophets. 21 Which were inspired by the Spirit of God.
SIMON12Peter, 3a servant and an 4apostle of Jesus Christ, 5to them that have obtained 6like precious faith 7with us 8through the righteousness 9of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Gracea and peace be 10multipliedb unto you 11throughc the knowledge of 12God, and of Jesus our Lord,
According as 13his divine power hath 14given unto us all things that pertain 15unto life and 16godliness, through the knowledge 17of him that hath called us 18to glory and virtue:
19Whereby are 20given unto us 21exceeding great and precious promises: thatd22by these ye might be partakers 23of the divine nature, 24having escaped 25the corruption that is in the world through lust.
26And 27beside this, 28giving all diligence, add 29to your faith 30virtue; and to virtuee31knowledge;
And to knowledge 32temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience 33godliness;
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness 34charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they 35make you that ye shall neither be 36barren nor 37unfruitfulf38in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is 39blind,g and 40cannot see afar off, and 41hath forgotten that he was purged from his 42old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your 43calling and election 44sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall 45never fall:
For so 46an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance 47of these things, though ye know them, and be 48established in 49the present truth.
Yea, I think it 50meet, as long as I am 51in this tabernacle, 52to stirh you up by putting you in remembrance;
Knowingi that 53shortly I must 54put off this my tabernacle, evenj as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed 55me.
Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after 56my decease to have these things 57always 58in remembrance.
Fork we have not followed cunningly devised 59fables, when we made known unto you 60the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, butl were eyewitnesses 61of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him 62from the excellent glory, Thism is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And this voice which came from heaven 63we heard, when we were with him 64in the holy mount.
We have also a 65more sure 66word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well 67that ye take heed, asn unto 68a light that shineth 69in a dark place, until 70the day dawn, and theo71day star 72arise in your hearts:
73Knowing this first, that 74no prophecy of the scripture is of any 75private interpretation.
For 76the prophecy came not in old time 77by the will of man: but holy 78men of God 79spake as they were 80moved 81byp the Holy Ghost.