1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.
4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
10 Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall;
10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,
11 so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these things, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.
12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to arouse you by way of reminder,
13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.
14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 And I will see to it that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,"
17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
18 we heard this voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.
18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 And we have the prophetic word made more sure. You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of ones own interpretation,
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation.
21 because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.