2 Peter 1 New American Standard Bible


1 1  [1]Simon Peter , a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ , To those who have received a faith of the same [2]kind as ours , [3]by the righteousness of our God and Savior , Jesus Christ : 2  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord ;

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

3  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness , through the true knowledge of Him who called us [4]by His own glory and [5]excellence . 4  [6]For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises , so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature , having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust .

5  Now for this very reason also , applying all diligence , in your faith supply moral [7]excellence , and in your moral excellence , knowledge , 6  and in your knowledge , self-control , and in your self-control , perseverance , and in your perseverance , godliness , 7  and in your godliness , brotherly kindness , and in your brotherly kindness , love . 8  For if these qualities are yours and are increasing , they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ . 9  For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted , having forgotten e his purification from his former sins . 10  Therefore , brethren , be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things , you will never e e stumble ; 11  for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

12  Therefore , I will always be ready to remind you of these things , even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. 13  I consider it right , as long as I am in this earthly dwelling , to stir you up by way of reminder , 14  knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent , as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15  And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind .

Eyewitnesses of Christ's Glory

16  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 . 17  For when He received honor and glory from God the Father , such an [8] utterance as this was [9]made to Him by the Majestic Glory , "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased "- 18  and we ourselves heard this [10]utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain .

19  [11]So we have the prophetic word made more sure , to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place , until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts . 20  But know this first of all, that no e prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation , 21  for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will , but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God .


[1] 1:1 Two early mss read "Simeon"

[2] 1:1 Or "value"

[3] 1:1 Or "in"

[4] 1:3 Or "to"

[5] 1:3 Or "virtue"

[6] 1:4 Lit "Through which" (things)

[7] 1:5 Or "virtue"

[8] 1:17 Lit "voice"

[9] 1:17 Lit "brought"

[10] 1:18 Lit "voice brought"

[11] 1:19 Or "We have the" even "more sure prophetic word"

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