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2 Peter 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Greeting the Faithful
Grow in Christian Character
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 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:
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:2 - Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:3 - as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:4 - 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.
Fruitful Growth in the Faith
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:6 - to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:7 - to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:8 - For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:9 - For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:10 - Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:11 - for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Peter’s Approaching Death
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:12 - For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:13 - Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:14 - knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:15 - Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.
The Trustworthy Prophetic Word
(Matt. 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:17 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:18 - And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:19 - And so we have the prophetic word confirmed,[fn] which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:20 - knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:21 - for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God[fn] spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
NKJV Footnotes
Or We also have the more sure prophetic word.
Or origin
NU-Text reads but men spoke from God.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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