12 Therefore I intend (A)always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in (B)the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this (C)body,[a] (D)to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 (E)since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, (F)as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word

16 For we did not follow (G)cleverly devised (H)myths when we made known to you (I)the power and (J)coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but (K)we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, (L)“This is my beloved Son,[b] with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on (M)the holy mountain. 19 And (N)we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention (O)as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until (P)the day (Q)dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For (R)no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God (S)as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 1:13 Greek tent; also verse 14
  2. 2 Peter 1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

The Day of the Lord Will Come

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them (A)I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, (B)that you should remember the predictions of (C)the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come (D)in the last days with scoffing, (E)following their own sinful desires. (F)They will say, “Where is the promise of (G)his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth (H)was formed out of water and through water (I)by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed (J)was deluged with water and (K)perished. But by the same word (L)the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and (M)destruction of the ungodly.

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