Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

For we revealed to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, not men who followed in cunningly devised myths, but men who became eyewitnesses of the majesty of that man.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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).

An Understandable Version

For we did not use cleverly conceived stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we were eyewitnesses of His Majesty [i.e., the apostles had personally seen the miraculous power of Jesus].

Anderson New Testament

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Bible in Basic English

For when we gave you news of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our teaching was not based on stories put together by art, but we were eye-witnesses of his glory.

Common New Testament

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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for, the information we gave you of the powerful advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, did not proceed from any artfully contriv'd fables, we our selves having been spectators of his majesty.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his grandeur;

Godbey New Testament

For not having followed cunningly devised fables, have we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Goodspeed New Testament

For they were no fictitious stories that we followed when we informed you of the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and of his coming, but we had been eye-witnesses of his majesty.

John Wesley New Testament

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

For not having followed ingeniously contrived fictions, we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having been spectators of his majesty.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we did not make known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [by] following ingeniously concocted myths, but [by] being eyewitnesses of that one's majesty.

Modern King James verseion

For not having followed fables having been cunningly devised, but becoming eyewitnesses of the majesty of Jesus Christ, we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we followed not deceitful fables when we opened unto you the power, and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but with our eyes we saw his majesty:

Moffatt New Testament

For it was no fabricated fables that we followed when we reported to you the power and advent of our Lord Jesus Christ; we were admitted to the spectacle of his sovereignty,

Montgomery New Testament

For we were not following cunningly devised fables, when we told you of the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his Majesty.

NET Bible

For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but had been made eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Sawyer New Testament

For we did not follow skilfully constructed myths in making known to you the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his majesty.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not as having followed, cleverly devised stories, made we known unto you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made, spectators, of his majesty.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we have not followed artfully devised fables, when we made known to you the power and advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we told you of the Coming in power of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Webster

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Weymouth New Testament

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

Williams New Testament

For it was not mere stories of fancy that we followed when we told you of the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of His majesty.

World English Bible

For we did not follow cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Worrell New Testament

For, not as having followed after cunningly-devised stories, did we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made spectators of His majesty.

Worsley New Testament

For we did not follow artfully devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

Youngs Literal Translation

For, skilfully devised fables not having followed out, we did make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but eye-witnesses having become of his majesty --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we have
ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐξακολουθέω 
Exakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

σοφίζω 
Sophizo 
Usage: 2

μῦθος 
Muthos 
Usage: 5

γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

παρουσία 
Parousia 
Usage: 21

of
κύριος 
Kurios 
μεγαλειότης 
megaleiotes 
Usage: 643
Usage: 3

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἐποπτης 
Epoptes 
Usage: 1

his
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

Images 2 Peter 1:16

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:16

Context Readings

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

15 but I will use diligence, that after my departure ye should have also, at any time, in your power to call to mind these things. 16 For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, such a voice being uttered to him by the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight;



Cross References

1 Timothy 1:4

nor to turn their minds to fables and interminable genealogies, which bring questionings rather than further God's dispensation, which is in faith.

Luke 9:28-32

And it came to pass after these words, about eight days, that taking Peter and John and James he went up into a mountain to pray.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ has not sent me to baptise, but to preach glad tidings; not in wisdom of word, that the cross of the Christ may not be made vain.

1 Corinthians 2:4

and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

Malachi 3:2

But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.

Malachi 4:5

Behold, I send unto you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah.

Matthew 16:28-8

Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing here that shall not taste of death at all until they shall have seen the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew 24:3

And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and the completion of the age?

Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus coming up spoke to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth.

Mark 9:1-2

And he said to them, Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing here that shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God come in power.

John 17:2

as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that as to all that thou hast given to him, he should give them life eternal.

Romans 1:4

marked out Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by resurrection of the dead) Jesus Christ our Lord;

1 Corinthians 1:7

so that ye come short in no gift, awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1 Corinthians 1:23

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness;

1 Corinthians 2:1

And I, when I came to you, brethren, came not in excellency of word, or wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 5:4

to deliver, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this:

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

2 Corinthians 12:16-17

But be it so. I did not burden you, but being crafty I took you by guile.

Ephesians 4:14

in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of that teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;

Philippians 3:21

who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of the power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? are not ye also before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

2 Thessalonians 2:9

whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,

1 Timothy 4:7

But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety;

Titus 1:14

not turning their minds to Jewish fables and commandments of men turning away from the truth.

2 Peter 3:3-4

knowing this first, that there shall come at the close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,

1 John 1:1-3

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes; that which we contemplated, and our hands handled, concerning the word of life;

1 John 4:14

And we have seen, and testify, that the Father has sent the Son as Saviour of the world.

Jude 1:14

And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied also as to these, saying, Behold, the Lord has come amidst his holy myriads,

Revelation 1:7

Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they which have pierced him, and all the tribes of the land shall wail because of him. Yea. Amen.

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