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Precious and Magnificent Promises

[a]Simeon Peter, a (A)slave and (B)apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received (C)the same [b]kind of faith as ours, [c]by (D)the righteousness of (E)our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: (F)Grace and peace be multiplied to you in (G)the full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His (H)divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the (I)full knowledge of Him who (J)called us [d]by His own glory and [e]excellence. [f]For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent (K)promises, so that by them you may become (L)partakers of the divine nature, having (M)escaped the (N)corruption that is in (O)the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith (P)supply (Q)moral [g]excellence, and in your moral excellence, (R)knowledge, and in your knowledge, (S)self-control, and in your self-control, (T)perseverance, and in your perseverance, (U)godliness, and in your godliness, [h](V)brotherly kindness, and in your [i]brotherly kindness, [j]love. For if these things are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor (W)unfruitful in the (X)full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For in whom these things are not present, that one is (Y)blind, being nearsighted, having [k]forgotten the (Z)purification from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your (AA)calling and (AB)choosing sure; for in doing these things, you will never (AC)stumble; 11 for in this way the entrance into (AD)the eternal kingdom of our (AE)Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be (AF)abundantly (AG)supplied to you.

12 Therefore, (AH)I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been strengthened in (AI)the truth which is present with you. 13 I consider it (AJ)right, as long as I am in (AK)this earthly dwelling, to (AL)stir you up by way of reminder, 14 knowing that (AM)the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, (AN)as also our Lord Jesus Christ has indicated to me. 15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my [l](AO)departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

Eyewitnesses of Jesus

16 For we did not make known to you the (AP)power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly devised (AQ)myths, but being (AR)eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an [m](AS)utterance as this was [n]made to Him by the (AT)Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this [o]utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the (AU)holy mountain.

19 [p]And we have as more (AV)sure (AW)the prophetic word, to which you do well to pay attention as to (AX)a lamp shining in a dark place, until the (AY)day dawns and the (AZ)morning star arises (BA)in your hearts. 20 (BB)Know this first of all, that (BC)no prophecy of Scripture comes by one’s own interpretation. 21 For (BD)no prophecy was ever made by the will of man, but men being (BE)moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Cf. Acts 15:14
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 Or value
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 Or in
  4. 2 Peter 1:3 Or to
  5. 2 Peter 1:3 Or virtue
  6. 2 Peter 1:4 Lit Through which (things)
  7. 2 Peter 1:5 Or virtue
  8. 2 Peter 1:7 Gr philadelphia
  9. 2 Peter 1:7 Gr philadelphia
  10. 2 Peter 1:7 Gr agape
  11. 2 Peter 1:9 Or escaped their notice, cf. 3:5, 8
  12. 2 Peter 1:15 Or exodus, cf. Luke 9:31
  13. 2 Peter 1:17 Lit voice
  14. 2 Peter 1:17 Lit brought
  15. 2 Peter 1:18 Lit voice brought
  16. 2 Peter 1:19 Or We have the prophetic word made more sure