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2 Peter 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:1 - Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:2 - Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:3 - His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:4 - Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:6 - and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:7 - and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:8 - For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:9 - But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:10 - Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[fn] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:11 - and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prophecy of Scripture

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:12 - So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:13 - I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:14 - because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:15 - And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
(Mat 17:5; Mar 9:7; Luk 9:35 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:16 - For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:17 - He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:18 - We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:19 - We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:20 - Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:21 - For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35

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