King James Version2 Peter1

2 Peter

1 Si­mon Pe­ter, a ser­vant and an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ, to them that have ob­tained like 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, through the knowl­edge of him that hath called us to glo­ry and virtue: 4 Where­by are giv­en unto us ex­ceed­ing great and pre­cious promis­es: that by these ye might be par­tak­ers 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 knowl­edge; 6 And to knowl­edge tem­per­ance; and to tem­per­ance pa­tience; and to pa­tience god­li­ness; 7 And to god­li­ness broth­er­ly kind­ness; and to 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 is blind, and can­not see afar off, and hath for­got­ten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Where­fore the rather, brethren, give dili­gence to make your call­ing and elec­tion sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall nev­er fall: 11 For 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. 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this taber­na­cle, to stir you up by putting you in re­mem­brance; 14 Know­ing that short­ly I must put off this my taber­na­cle, even as our 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, This 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 the holy mount. 19 We have also a more sure 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 the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Know­ing this first, that no prophe­cy of the scrip­ture is of any pri­vate in­ter­pre­ta­tion. 21 For the prophe­cy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.