2 Peter 1:15
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New International Version
And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

New Living Translation
so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.

English Standard Version
And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

Berean Study Bible
And I will make every effort to ensure that after my departure, you will be able to recall these things at all times.

Berean Literal Bible
And I will be diligent also for you to have at every time after my departure these things, to make a lasting remembrance.

New American Standard Bible
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

King James Bible
Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I will also make every effort that you may be able to recall these things at any time after my departure.

International Standard Version
And I will make every effort to see that you will always remember these things after I am gone.

NET Bible
Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, I will make every effort that you may always be able to remember these things even after my departure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I take pains that you may also constantly have a record by which to do these things after my departure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I will make every effort to see that you remember these things after I die.

New American Standard 1977
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you may be able to call these things to mind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will also make sure with diligence that after my decease ye might remember these things.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my departure to have these things always in remembrance.

American King James Version
Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

American Standard Version
Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to call these things to remembrance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will endeavour, that you frequently have after my decease, whereby you may keep a memory of these things.

Darby Bible Translation
but I will use diligence, that after my departure ye should have also, at any time, [in your power] to call to mind these things.

English Revised Version
Yea, I will give diligence that at every time ye may be able after my decease to call these things to remembrance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, I will endeavor that ye may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance.

Weymouth New Testament
So on every possible occasion I will also do my best to enable you to recall these things after my departure.

World English Bible
Yes, I will make every effort that you may always be able to remember these things even after my departure.

Young's Literal Translation
and I will be diligent that also at every time ye have, after my outgoing, power to make to yourselves the remembrance of these things.
Study Bible
Partakers of the Divine Nature
14since I know that it will soon be laid aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will make every effort to ensure that after my departure, you will be able to recall these things at all times. 16For we did not follow cleverly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.…
Cross References
Luke 9:31
They appeared in glory and spoke about His departure, which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Luke 12:58
Make every effort to reconcile with your adversary while you are on your way to the magistrate. Otherwise, he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and the officer may throw you into prison.
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

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(15) Moreover I will endeavour.--The verse requires re-arranging. "Always" (or better, at all times) belongs to "may be able," not to "have in remembrance;" and perhaps "moreover" is not quite right. Better, But I will endeavour that ye may at all times also (as well as now) have it in your power after my decease to remember these things. To what does this declaration point? The simplest answer is, to his writing this letter, which they might keep and read whenever they liked. (Comp. 2Peter 1:13.) Other suggestions are--to his having copies of this letter distributed; or, writing other letters; or, instructing, St. Mark to write his Gospel; or, commissioning "faithful men" to teach these things. There seems to be nothing either for or against these conjectures. It is a coincidence worth noting that, with the Transfiguration in his mind (2Peter 1:16-18), he uses, in close succession, two words connected in St. Luke's account of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:31; Luke 9:33)--"decease" and "tabernacle."

Verse 15. - Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance; rather, but I will also give diligence that ye may be able at every time after my decease to call these things to remembrance. Of the two particles used here the δέ connects this verso with verse 13; the καί implies a further resolve. St. Peter will not only stir up the minds of his readers during his life, but he will give diligence to enable them to call to remembrance, after his death, the truths which he had preached. These words may refer simply to the present Epistle; but it seems more natural to understand them of an intention to commit to writing the facts of the gospel history; if this be so, we have here a confirmation of the ancient tradition that the Second Gospel was written by St. Mark at the dictation of St. Peter. The verb σπουδάσω is that used in verse 10, and should be translated in the same way; they must give diligence to make their calling and election sure. St. Peter, for his part, will give diligence to furnish them with a lasting record of the truths of Christianity. The adverb ἑκάστοτε, at every time, whenever there may be need, occurs only here in the New Testament. (For ἔχειν in the sense of "to be able," compare the Greek of Mark 14:8.) It is remarkable that we have here, in two consecutive verses, two words which remind us of the history of the Transfiguration, "tabernacle," and "decease" (ἔξοδος; see Luke 9:31). Then Peter proposed to make three tabernacles; then he heard Moses and Elijah speaking of the Lord's decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. The simple unconscious occurrence of these coincidences is a strong proof of the genuineness of our Epistle; it is inconceivable that an imitator of the second century should have shown this delicate skill in adapting his production to the circumstances of the supposed writer. The last words of the verse may mean (and in classical Greek would mean) "to make mention of these things;" but the usual rendering seems more suitable here. St. Peter was anxious rather that his readers should have the truths of the gospel living in their memories, than that they should talk about them; that would follow as a matter of course: "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Some Roman Catholic commentators think that this passage contains a promise that the apostle would still, after his death, continue to remember the needs of the Church on earth, and to help them by his intercessions; but this interpretation involves a complete dislocation of clauses, and cannot possibly be the true meaning of the words. Moreover, I will endeavour,.... He signifies, that he should not only use all diligence to stir them up to, and put them in remembrance of the necessary duties of their calling while he was alive, but should make it his study to concert some measures, and take some steps,

that you may be able after my decease: or Exodus, meaning his going out of this world by death, in allusion to the Israelites going out of Egypt, and marching for Canaan's land; this world being, like Egypt, a place of wickedness, misery, and bondage; as heaven, like Canaan, a place and state of rest and happiness.

To have these things always in remembrance; by which they might be always put in mind of them, or by recurring to which they might have their memories refreshed; and what he means is, to leave these exhortations and admonitions in writing, which they might read, and be of use to them when he was dead and gone; and indeed by this, and his former epistle, though being dead, he yet speaketh. 15. endeavour—"use my diligence": the same Greek word as in 2Pe 1:10: this is the field in which my diligence has scope. Peter thus fulfils Christ's charge, "Feed My sheep" (Joh 21:16, 17).

decease—"departure." The very word ("exodus") used in the Transfiguration, Moses and Elias conversing about Christ's decease (found nowhere else in the New Testament, but Heb 11:22, "the departing of Israel" out of Egypt, to which the saints' deliverance from the present bondage of corruption answers). "Tabernacle" is another term found here as well as there (Lu 9:31, 33): an undesigned coincidence confirming Peter's authorship of this Epistle.

that ye may be able—by the help of this written Epistle; and perhaps also of Mark's Gospel, which Peter superintended.

always—Greek, "on each occasion": as often as occasion may require.

to have … in remembrance—Greek, "to exercise remembrance of." Not merely "to remember," as sometimes we do, things we care not about; but "have them in (earnest) remembrance," as momentous and precious truths.1:12-15 We must be established in the belief of the truth, that we may not be shaken by every wind of doctrine; and especially in the truth necessary for us to know in our day, what belongs to our peace, and what is opposed in our time. The body is but a tabernacle, or tent, of the soul. It is a mean and movable dwelling. The nearness of death makes the apostle diligent in the business of life. Nothing can so give composure in the prospect, or in the hour, of death, as to know that we have faithfully and simply followed the Lord Jesus, and sought his glory. Those who fear the Lord, talk of his loving-kindness. This is the way to spread the knowledge of the Lord; and by the written word, they are enabled to do this.
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