Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 9:5 Or May God, the one who rules over everything, be praised forever. Amen.

13 while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.

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But to the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
    You rule with a scepter of justice.

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Greetings from Peter

This letter is from Simon[a] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness[b] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:1a Greek Simeon.
  2. 1:1b Or to you in the righteousness.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.[a] And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.

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Footnotes

  1. 5:20 Greek the one who is true.

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