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Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ to them that obtained like precious faith with us in virtue of [the] righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace be multiplied in knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
As his divine power hath granted to us all things that [are] for life and godliness through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and excellence,
through which he hath granted to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of a divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world in lust.
But for this very thing also, bringing in besides all diligence, in your faith supply virtue, and in virtue knowledge,
and in knowledge temperance, and in temperance endurance, and in endurance godliness,
and in godliness brotherly affection, and in brotherly affection love:
For these things being in you and abounding make [you] not idle nor unfruitful for the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ:
for he with whom they are not present is blind, shortsighted, having forgotten the cleansing of his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure; for in doing these things ye shall never stumble.
For thus shall be richly furnished to you the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in mind of those things, though knowing [these] and established in the present truth.
And I deem [it] right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in mind,
knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedy, according as our Lord Jesus Christ manifested to me,
and I will be diligent also that at every time ye may have [it] after my departure to call to mind these things.
For we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, not following cleverly devised fables, but made eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when such a voice was borne to him by the magnificent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I found my delight;
and this voice we heard uttered out of heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.
And we have the prophetic word firmer, to which ye do well in paying heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawn and amorning star arise in your hearts;
knowing this first that no prophecy of scripture is of its own interpretation,
for no prophecy was ever brought by will of man, but [holy] menspoke from God, moved by [the] Holy Spirit.