ALT(i) 1 Simon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the ones having obtained [or, having been chosen to have] an equally precious faith with us [or, a faith as valuable as ours] by [the] righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to youp in the full [or, true] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as [fig., seeing that] His divine power has given to us all the [things] pertaining to life and godliness through the full [or, true] knowledge of the One having called us by glory and moral excellence, 4 through which the most precious and great promises have been given to us, so that through these youp shall become participants of a divine nature [or, sharers in [the] divine nature], having escaped from the corruption [that is] in [the] world by lust. 5 But also [for] this very [reason], having applied all diligence, provide with yourp faith moral excellence, and with moral excellence knowledge, 6 and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control patient endurance, and with patient endurance godliness, 7 and with godliness brotherly kindness [fig., affection for fellow-believers], and with brotherly kindness love. 8 For [if] these [qualities] belong to youp and [are] abounding [or, increasing], it makes [youp] neither useless nor unfruitful in regard to the full [or, true] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For [the one] with whom these [qualities] are not present is blind, being shortsighted, having become forgetful of the cleansing [or, purgation] of his former sins. 10 For this reason, rather, brothers [and sisters], be eager [or, diligent] to be making certain His calling and choice [or, election] of youp, for these [things] doing, youp shall by no means stumble at any time. 11 For in this way, the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to youp. 12 For this reason, I will not neglect to be always reminding youp concerning these [things], although youp know [them] and have been established in the present truth. 13 But I consider [it] right, as long as I am in this tent-like dwelling [fig., body] to be waking [fig., stirring] youpup by way of reminder, 14 knowing that the taking down of my tent-like dwelling [fig., that my death] is soon, even as also our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. [see John 21:18,19] 15 But I will be eager [or, make every effort] also to cause youp to be having at all times after my departure [Gr., exodus] a remembrance of these [things]. 16 For not having followed having been cleverly made-up myths, we made known to youp the power and Arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ, but having become eyewitnesses of the magnificence of that One. 17 For having received from God [the] Father honor and glory, such a voice being brought [fig., uttered] to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My Son— the beloved— in whom I am well-pleased." [Matt 17:5] 18 And this voice we heard, being brought [fig., uttered] out of heaven, being with Him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word [made] more certain [or, confirmed], to which youp do well [to be] paying close attention to, as a lamp shining in a dark place, until [the] day dawns and a morning star arises in your hearts [fig., inner selves]; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture comes of private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by [the] will of a person, but holy men of God spoke being moved along by [the] Holy Spirit.