Greeting

11 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

11 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

11 Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

11 From: Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. To: Those who have received faith that is as valuable as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.

11 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

22 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

22 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

22 May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

22 May grace and peace be yours in abundance through full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!

22 May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Growth In The Faith

33 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

33 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

33 For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

33 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence.

33 For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [ full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

44 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

44 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

44 By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.

44 Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.

44 By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

55 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

55 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

55 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

55 For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

55 For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),

66 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

66 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

66 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,

66 your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness,

66 And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),

77 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

77 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

77 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

77 your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love.

77 And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.

Make Your Calling And Election Secure

88 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

88 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

88 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

88 For if you possess these qualities, and if they continue to increase among you, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in attaining a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.

88 For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [ full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

99 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

99 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

99 The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.

99 For the person who lacks these qualities is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing that he has received from his past sins.

99 For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [ spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.

1010 Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

1010 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

1010 Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

1010 So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.

1010 Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall.

1111 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

1111 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1111 For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

1111 For in this way you will be generously granted entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah.

1111 Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

1212 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.

1212 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

1212 Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know them and are established in the truth you have.

1212 Therefore, I intend to keep on reminding you about these things, even though you already know them and are firmly established in the truth that you now have.

1212 So I intend always to remind you about these things, although indeed you know them and are firm in the truth that [you] now [hold].

1313 I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,

1313 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

1313 I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent, to wake you up with a reminder,

1313 Yet I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I am living in this bodily tent,

1313 I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle (tent, body), to stir you up by way of remembrance,

1414 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

1414 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

1414 knowing that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has also shown me.

1414 because I know that the removal of my bodily tent will come soon, as indeed our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, has shown me.

1414 Since I know that the laying aside of this body of mine will come speedily, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.

1515 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

1515 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

1515 And I will also make every effort that after my departure you may be able to recall these things at any time.

1515 And I will make every effort to see that you will always remember these things after I am gone.

1515 Moreover, I will diligently endeavor [to see to it] that [even] after my departure (decease) you may be able at all times to call these things to mind.

The Reliable Prophetic Word Of Testimony

1616 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

1616 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1616 For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

1616 When we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we did not follow any clever myths. Rather, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1616 For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty (grandeur, authority of sovereign power).

1717 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased"--

1717 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

1717 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, a voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory: This is My beloved Son. I take delight in Him!

1717 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when these words from the Majestic Glory were spoken about him: "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him."

1717 For when He was invested with honor and glory from God the Father and a voice was borne to Him by the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased and delight,

1818 and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

1818 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

1818 And we heard this voice when it came from heaven while we were with Him on the holy mountain.

1818 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

1818 We [actually] heard this voice borne out of heaven, for we were together with Him on the holy mountain.

1919 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

1919 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

1919 So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

1919 Therefore we regard the message of the prophets as confirmed beyond doubt, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp that is shining in a gloomy place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

1919 And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ( comes into being) in your hearts.

2020 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,

2020 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2020 First of all, you should know this: no prophecy of Scripture comes from one's own interpretation,

2020 First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,

2020 [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).

2121 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

2121 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2121 because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.

2121 because no prophecy ever originated through a human decision. Instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2121 For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so -- "it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.



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