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2 Peter 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Growth in Christian Virtue

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[fn]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received a faith of the same [fn]kind as ours, [fn]by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:2 - Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus [fn]our Lord,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:3 - for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [fn]by His own glory and [fn]excellence.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:4 - Through [fn]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 on account of lust.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [fn]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:6 - and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:7 - and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:8 - For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they do not make you useless nor unproductive in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:9 - For the one who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:10 - Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choice of you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:11 - for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
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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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:13 - I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly [fn]dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:14 - knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:15 - And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.


(Mat 17:5; Mar 9:7; Luk 9:35 )
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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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:17 - For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such a [fn]declaration as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is [fn]My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased”—
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:18 - and we ourselves heard this [fn]declaration made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
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And 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:20 - But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture [fn]becomes a matter of [fn]someone’s own interpretation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:21 - for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
NASB20 Footnotes
One early ms Simeon
Or value
Or in
Or our Lord. Since His...excellence, through these (vv 3-4)
Or to
Or virtue
Lit which
Or virtue
I.e., human body
Lit voice
Or My Son, My beloved, with
Lit voice
Or comes from someone’s
Or the prophet’s own

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