Berean Literal Bible
Greetings from Peter
1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those having obtained a faith equally precious with ours, through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Partakers of the Divine Nature
3Accordingly, His divine power has given us all things toward life and godliness, through the knowledge of the One having called us by His own glory and excellence, 4through which He has given to us the precious and magnificent promises, so that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the decay in the world in desire.
5Now also for this very reason, having brought in all earnestness, supplement into your faith virtue, and into virtue knowledge, 6and into knowledge self-control, and into self-control endurance, and into endurance godliness, 7and into godliness brotherly affection, and into brotherly affection love. 8For these things being in you and abounding, make you neither idle nor unfruitful as to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For in whomever these things are not present, he is blind, being short sighted, having received forgetfulness of the purification from his former sins.
10Therefore, brothers, be diligent, rather, to make your calling and election sure. For practicing these things, never at any time shall you stumble. 11For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
12Therefore I will be ready always to remind you concerning these things, though knowing them and having been strengthened in the truth being present in you. 13Now I esteem it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance, 14knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is impending, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15And I will be diligent also for you to have at every time after my departure these things, to make a lasting remembrance.
Eyewitnesses of His Majesty
16For 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. 17For having received honor and glory from God the Father, a voice such as follows was brought to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My Son, My beloved, in whom I have found delight.”a 18And we heard this voice having been brought from heaven, being with Him in the holy mountain.
19And we have the more certain prophetic word, to which you do well taking heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until this day shall have dawned and the morning star shall have arisen in your hearts,
20knowing this first, that any prophecy of Scripture is not of its own interpretation.
21For no prophecy at any time was brought by the will of man, but men spoke from God, being carried by the Holy Spirit.