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2 Peter 1

1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the full true knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the full true knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, supply with your faith virtue, with virtue knowledge,
6 with knowledge self-control, with self-control perseverance, with perseverance godliness,
7 with godliness brotherly affection, and with brotherly affection love.
8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the full true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his sins of the past.
10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make sure of your calling and election, for if you do these things you will not ever stumble;
11 for so an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
12 For this reason I will not be negligent to always remind you of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up with reminders,
14 knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ made known to me.
15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my departure.
16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18 And we heard this voice which came from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
19 And so we also have a more sure Word of prophecy, which you do well to heed as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
20 knowing this first, that not any of the prophecies of Scripture came into being from personal exposition,
21 for prophecy was not formerly brought forth by man's choice, but holy men of God spoke as they were propelled along by the Holy Spirit.
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