10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent (A)to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peter’s Approaching Death

12 For this reason (B)I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, (C)though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, (D)as long as I am in this [a]tent, (E)to stir you up by reminding you, 14 (F)knowing that shortly I must [b]put off my tent, just as (G)our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my [c]decease.

The Trustworthy Prophetic Word(H)

16 For we did not follow (I)cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the (J)power and (K)coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were (L)eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: (M)“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on (N)the holy mountain.

19 [d]And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a (O)light that shines in a dark place, (P)until (Q)the day dawns and the morning star rises in your (R)hearts; 20 knowing this first, that (S)no prophecy of Scripture is of any private [e]interpretation, 21 for (T)prophecy never came by the will of man, (U)but [f]holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:13 Body
  2. 2 Peter 1:14 Die and leave this body
  3. 2 Peter 1:15 Lit. exodus, departure
  4. 2 Peter 1:19 Or We also have the more sure prophetic word
  5. 2 Peter 1:20 Or origin
  6. 2 Peter 1:21 NU men spoke from God