2 Peter 1 ©
The apostle, saluting the Christians, admonisheth them of the gifts and promises of the gospel, and their tendency to promote a godly life. He exhorteth them to add to their faith such virtues as would make it fruitful; and thereby to make their calling and election sure. He is careful to remind them hereof, knowing his dissolution to be near; and urgeth the evidence of what he had seen and heard in the holy mount in confirmation of Christ's second coming, together with the word of prophecy, which he recommendeth to their regard.
a1SIMON Peter, a bservant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained clike precious faith with us dthrough the righteousness of 2God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
According as his divine power hath given unto us gall things that pertain unto life and hgodliness, ithrough the knowledge of him that hath jcalled us 3to glory and virtue:
Whereby kare given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that lby these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Wherefore the rather, xbrethren, give ydiligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, zye shall never fall:
iFor we have not followed cunningly devised jfables, when we made known unto you the power and kcoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but lwere meyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from nGod the Father ohonour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
qWe have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, ras unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: