2 Peter 1:16
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New International Version
For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

New Living Translation
For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
For 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.

Berean Literal Bible
For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ having followed out cleverly devised fables, but having been eyewitnesses of His majesty.

New American Standard Bible
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

International Standard Version
When we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we did not follow any clever myths. Rather, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

NET Bible
For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur.

New Heart English Bible
For we did not follow cunningly devised tales, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we have not gone after craftily made fables to inform you of the power and the coming of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, but we were eyewitnesses of his Majesty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When we apostles told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we didn't base our message on clever myths that we made up. Rather, we witnessed his majesty with our own eyes.

New American Standard 1977
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we have not made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cunningly devised fables, but as eyewitnesses of his majesty.

King James 2000 Bible
For we have not followed cunningly devised myths, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

American King James Version
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

American Standard Version
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we have not by following artificial fables, made known to you the power, and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.

Darby Bible Translation
For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

English Revised Version
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Weymouth New Testament
For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

World English Bible
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Young's Literal Translation
For, skilfully devised fables not having followed out, we did make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but eye-witnesses having become of his majesty --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:16-21 The gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, Ro 1:16. The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. It discovers our disease, but does not make known the cure. It is the sight of Jesus crucified, in the gospel, that heals the soul. Try to dissuade the covetous worlding from his greediness, one ounce of gold weighs down all reasons. Offer to stay a furious man from anger by arguments, he has not patience to hear them. Try to detain the licentious, one smile is stronger with him than all reason. But come with the gospel, and urge them with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, shed to save their souls from hell, and to satisfy for their sins, and this is that powerful pleading which makes good men confess that their hearts burn within them, and bad men, even an Agrippa, to say they are almost persuaded to be Christians, Ac 26:28. God is well pleased with Christ, and with us in him. This is the Messiah who was promised, through whom all who believe in him shall be accepted and saved. The truth and reality of the gospel also are foretold by the prophets and penmenof the Old Testament, who spake and wrote under influence, and according to the direction of the Spirit of God. How firm and sure should our faith be, who have such a firm and sure word to rest upon! When the light of the Scripture is darted into the blind mind and dark understanding, by the Holy Spirit of God, it is like the day-break that advances, and diffuses itself through the whole soul, till it makes perfect day. As the Scripture is the revelation of the mind and will of God, every man ought to search it, to understand the sense and meaning. The Christian knows that book to be the word of God, in which he tastes a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, truly divine. And the prophecies already fulfilled in the person and salvation of Christ, and in the great concerns of the church and the world, form an unanswerable proof of the truth of Christianity. The Holy Ghost inspired holy men to speak and write. He so assisted and directed them in delivering what they had received from him, that they clearly expressed what they made known. So that the Scriptures are to be accounted the words of the Holy Ghost, and all the plainness and simplicity, all the power and all the propriety of the words and expressions, come from God. Mix faith with what you find in the Scriptures, and esteem and reverence the Bible as a book written by holy men, taught by the Holy Ghost.
Study Bible
Eyewitnesses of His Majesty
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. 17For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”…
Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:28
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."

Matthew 17:1
After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Mark 9:2
After six days, Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them.

Mark 13:26
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Mark 14:62
"I am," said Jesus, "and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven."

Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Luke 9:28
About eight days after Jesus had said these things, He took Peter, John, and James, and went up on a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:43
And they were all astonished at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus was doing, He said to His disciples,

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Treasury of Scripture

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

we have.

2 Peter 3:3,4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, …

1 Corinthians 1:17,23 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not …

1 Corinthians 2:1,4 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of …

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

2 Corinthians 12:16,17 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I …

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather …

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn …

the power.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Mark 9:1 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, That there be some of them …

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit …

1 Corinthians 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

coming.

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

Matthew 16:28 Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which shall not …

Matthew 24:3,27 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, …

1 Corinthians 1:7 So that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our …

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, …

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they …

were.

Matthew 17:1-5 And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, …

Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, …

Luke 9:28-32 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took …

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we …

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be …

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