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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:
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Grace to you and peace be multiplied in knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
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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,
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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.
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But for this very thing also, bringing in besides all diligence, in your faith supply virtue, and in virtue knowledge,
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and in knowledge temperance, and in temperance endurance, and in endurance godliness,
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and in godliness brotherly affection, and in brotherly affection love:
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For these things being in you and abounding make [you] not idle nor unfruitful for the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ:
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for he with whom they are not present is blind, shortsighted, having forgotten the cleansing of his old sins.
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Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure; for in doing these things ye shall never stumble.
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For thus shall be richly furnished to you the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in mind of those things, though knowing [these] and established in the present truth.
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And I deem [it] right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in mind,
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knowing that the putting off of my tabernacle is speedy, according as our Lord Jesus Christ manifested to me,
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and I will be diligent also that at every time ye may have [it] after my departure to call to mind these things.
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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.
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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;
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and this voice we heard uttered out of heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.
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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;
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knowing this first that no prophecy of scripture is of its own interpretation,
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for no prophecy was ever brought by will of man, but [holy] menspoke from God, moved by [the] Holy Spirit.