Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Shimeon Petraus, a Servant and an Apostle of Yeshua The Messiah to those who, equal in honor* with us, were worthy* for the faith by the righteousness of Our Lord* and Our Savior Yeshua The Messiah. 2Grace and peace be multiplied to you by the teaching of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah,
3As The One who has given all things which are of the divine power, with The Life and Awesomeness of God by his teaching, who has called us into his glory and majesty, 4Who has granted you* by these great and precious declarations to be sharers of the divine nature, when you flee from the corruption of desires which are in the world. 5And when this has happened, bring all diligence and add to your faith virtue and unto your virtue, knowledge, 6But unto knowledge, perseverance, and unto perseverance, patience, and to patience, the worship of God, 7But unto the worship of God, the affection of the brotherhood, but unto affection of the brotherhood, love. 8For when these things are found in you and abound, they prove you are not lazy nor fruitless in the teaching of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah. 9For he in whom these things are not found is blind, because he does not see that he has forgotten the purification of his former sins. 10And all the more my brethren, take pains concerning this, that by your good deeds you shall make your calling and your election sure, for when you are doing these things, you will never fall. 11For in this way an entrance of the eternal Kingdom of Our Lord and Our Savior Yeshua The Messiah is richly given to you.
12And for this reason I do not weary of reminding you concerning this, truly, even though you know these things well and are established on this truth, 13But it seemed good to me, that as long as I am in this body*, to awaken your memory, 14As I know that the departure from my body is soon, just as Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah has informed me. 15But I take pains that you may also constantly have a record by which to do these things after my departure.
16For 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. 17For when he received from God The Father honor and glory, when this voice came to him from the splendid glory in his Majesty: "This is my Son, The Beloved, he in whom I delight", 18We also heard this voice from Heaven, which came to him when we were with him in The Holy Mountain.
19And we have also the true word of prophecy, upon which you do well to gaze, as at a lamp that shines in a dark place, until the day will shine and the Sun* will rise in your hearts, 20While you first know this: No prophecy is its own exposition of the Scriptures. 21The prophecy came not by the will of man in the ancient times, but when holy men of God spoke, being compelled by the Holy Spirit.