1 Symeon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained an equally precious faith with us in the righteousness of our :God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of :God and of Jesus our :Lord; 3 since his divine :power hath granted to us all things unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us through glory and virtue; 4 whereby he hath granted us the precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your :faith supply :virtue; and in :virtue :knowledge; 6 and in :knowledge :selfcontrol; and in self-control :patience; and in :patience :godliness; 7 and in :godliness †brotherly :kindness; and in your brotherly :kindness :love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our :Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For who lacketh these is blind, short-sighted, having forgotten the cleansing from his old :sins. 10 Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for in doing these ye shall never stumble: 11 for thus shall be richly supplied to you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our :Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I shall be ready always to remind you of these things, though ye know and are established in the truth which is with you. 13 And I think it right, as long as I am in this :tabernacle, to stir you up by reminder; 14 knowing that the putting off of my :tabernacle cometh swiftly, even as our :Lord Jesus Christ also showed me. 15 Yea, I will give diligence that at each time ye be able after my :decease to call these things to remembrance. 16 For not by following cunningly devised fables, made we known to you the power and presence of our :Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of HIS :majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when such a voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my :beloved :Son, in whom I am well pleased: 18 and this :voice WE heard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 And we have the †word of prophecy more sure; whereto ye do well to take heed, as to a lamp shining in a murky place, until day dawn, and the day-star arise in your :hearts: 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of its own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever borne by man’s will; but men spake from God, being borne on by the Holy Spirit.