1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ Unto them who have obtained equally precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ
2 Favour unto you and peace be multiplied, In the personal knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;—
3 As all things suited for life and godliness his divine power unto us hath given, Through the personal knowledge of him that hath called us through glory and excellence,—
4 Through which his precious and very great promises have unto us been given, In order that through these ye might become sharers in a divine nature—Escaping the corruption that is in the world by coveting.
5 And for this very reason also—Adding on your part all diligence Supply in your faith excellence And in your excellence knowledge
6 And in your knowledge self-control And in your self-control endurance And in your endurance godliness
7 And in your godliness brotherly affection And in your brotherly affection love.
8 These things unto you belonging and abounding Neither idle nor unfruitful constitute you regarding the personal knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ;
9 For he to whom these things are not present is blind, seeing only what is near, Having come to forget his purification from his old sins.
10 Wherefore all the more brethren, give diligence to be making firm your calling and election; For these things doing in nowise shall ye stumble at any time,
11 For thus shall richly be further supplied unto you—the entrance into the age-abiding kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I shall be certain to be always putting you in remembrance concerning these things,—Although indeed ye know them, and have become confirmed in the present truth;
13 Right nevertheless I account it—As long as I am in this tent to be stirring you up by putting you in remembrance,
14 Knowing that speedy is the putting off of my tent—Even as our Lord Jesus Christ also made clear to me:
15 Yea I will give diligence also that at every time ye may be able after my own departure to be keeping up the remembrance of these very things.
16 For not as having followed cleverly devised stories made we known unto you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, But as having been made spectators of his majesty.
17 For when he received from God the Father honour and glory, A voice being borne to him such as this by the magnificent glory—My Son the beloved is this, in whom I delight
18 Even this voice we heard when out of heaven it was borne, We being with him in the holy mount.
19 And we have more firm the prophetic word;—Whereunto ye are doing well to take heed,—As unto a lamp shining in a dusky place,—Until day shall dawn and a day-star shall arise in your hearts:—
20 Of this first taking note—That no prophecy of scripture becometh self-solving;
21 For not by will of man was prophecy brought in at any time, But as by Holy Spirit they were borne along spake men from God.