2 Peter 1
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A Greeting from Peter
(1 Peter 1:1–2)

1Simon Peter, servant and sent of Jesus Christ, to them having received by inheritance equally honoured faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: 2May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

Partakers of the Divine Nature

3As his divine power having bestowed upon us all things which for life and devotion, by the knowledge of him having called us by glory and fitness: 4(By which the greatest and precious promises are bestowed upon us: that by these ye might be having escaped from the corruption in the world through eager desires.) 5And also this same, having brought in at the side all earnestness, furnish in addition in your faith fitness; and In fitness knowledge; 6And in knowledge self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience devotion; 7And in devotion brotherly love; and in brotherly love, love. 8For these being to you, and abounding, they establish you not without effort, neither unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For in whom these are not present, he is blind, being affected with shortness of sight, having taken forgetfulness of the cleansing formerly of his sins. 10Wherefore rather, brethren, be earnest to have your calling and selection made firm: for doing these, ye should not once stumble: 11For so shall an entrance be furnished richly to you in addition into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12Wherefore I will not neglect to remind you always of these things, though having known, and being supported in the present truth. 13And I deem just, in as far as I am in this tent, to arouse you by putting in mind; 14Knowing that the laying aside of my tent is swift; as also our Lord Jesus Christ manifested to me. 15And I shall also be earnest for you always to have, after my exit, this putting in mind to be done.

Eyewitnesses of His Majesty
(Matthew 17:1–13; Mark 9:1–13; Luke 9:28–36)

16For not having followed ingeniously contrived fictions, we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been spectators of his majesty. 17For having received from God the Father honour and glory, and such a voice brought to him from the magnificent glory, This is my dearly beloved Son, in whom I was contented. 18And this voice brought from heaven we heard, being with him in the holy mountain.

19And we have the prophetic word more firm; which holding to, ye do well, as to a light shining in a dusty place, even till the day shine through, and the morning star spring up in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that every prophecy of the writing is not of private solution. 21For prophecy was not once brought by the will of man: but holy men of God spake, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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