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2 Peter

Greetings from Peter

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« 2 Peter 1 »
King James Bible
Greetings from Peter
(1 Peter 1:1-2)
1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious
faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2Grace and peace be
multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Make Your Calling Sure
3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5And beside this, giving all
diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and
to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to
brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye
shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But he that
lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from
his old sins. 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election
sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto
you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Remember These Things
12Wherefore 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. 13Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this
tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance; 14Knowing that shortly I must put off
[this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15Moreover I will endeavour
that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
We were Eyewitnesses
(Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:1-13; Luke 9:28-36)
16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power
and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For he received from
God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18And this voice which came from heaven we
heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; 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 star arise in your hearts:
20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the
prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were]
moved by the Holy Ghost.
« 2 Peter 2 »
King James Bible
False Prophets
1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among
you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and
bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason
of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with
feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and
their damnation slumbereth not.
4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them]
into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved
Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the
ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an
overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
The Godly will Be Delivered
7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man
dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with
[their] unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Profane and Blasphemous Seducers
10But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.
Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11Whereas
angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the
Lord. 12But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the
things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13And shall
receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast
with you; 14Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls:
an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15Which have forsaken the
right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the
wages of unrighteousness; 16But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's
voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of
darkness is reserved for ever. 18For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure
through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from
them who live in error. 19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of
corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20For if after
they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than,
after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is
happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again;
and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
« 2 Peter 3 »
King James Bible
Christ's Coming Judgment
(Genesis 3:1-7; Genesis 7:1-5; Romans 5:12-21)
1This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by
way of remembrance: 2That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy
prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things
continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of,
that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in
the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the
heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire
against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand
years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some
men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance.
The Day of the Lord
(Zephaniah 1:7-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that
are therein shall be burned up.
11[Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be
in [all] holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of
God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent
heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein
dwelleth righteousness.
Final Exhortations
14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him
in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is]
salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath
written unto you; 16As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some
things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also
the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these
things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own
stedfastness. 18But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To
him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.