The Second Epistle General of
Peter urges the Saints to make their calling and election sure—Prophecy comes by the power of the Holy Ghost.
1 Simon Peter, a aservant and an bapostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained clike precious faith with us through the drighteousness eof God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the aknowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us aall things that pertain unto blife and cgodliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us dto glory and evirtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious apromises: that by these ye might be bpartakers of the cdivine dnature, having eescaped the fcorruption that is in the world through glust.
5 And beside this, giving all adiligence, add to your faith bvirtue; and to virtue cknowledge;
6 And to knowledge atemperance; and to temperance bpatience; and to patience cgodliness;
7 And to godliness abrotherly bkindness; and to brotherly kindness ccharity.
8 For if these things be in you, and aabound, they make you that ye shall neither be bbarren nor cunfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and aelection sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never bfall:
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the aeverlasting bkingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
13 Yea, I think it ameet, as long as I am in this btabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath ashewed me.
15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised afables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were beyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my abeloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18 And this avoice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy bmount.
19 aWe have also a more bsure word of cprophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day dstar arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that ano bprophecy of the cscripture is of any private dinterpretation.
21 For the aprophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God bspake as they were cmoved by the dHoly Ghost.