CLV(i) 1 Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who are chancing upon an equally precious faith with us, in the righteousness of our God, and the Saviour, Jesus Christ:" 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the recognition of God and of Jesus Christ, our Lord!" 3 So has all of His divine power, that tends to life and devoutness, been presented to us through the recognition of Him Who calls us to His own glory and virtue;" 4 through which have been presented to us the precious and greatest promises, that through these you may become participants of the divine nature, fleeing from the corruption which is in the world by lust." 5 Now for this same thing also, employing all diligence, in your faith supply virture, yet in virtue knowledge, 6 yet in knowledge self-control, yet in self-control endurance, yet in endurance devoutness, 7 yet in devoutness brotherly fondness, yet in brotherly fondness love." 8 For your possessing these and increasing is constituting you not idle nor yet unfruitful in the recognition of our Lord, Jesus Christ." 9 For he in whom these are not present is blind, closing his eyes, getting oblivious of the cleansing from the penalties of his sins of old." 10 Wherefore, rather, brethren, endeavor through ideal acts to confirm your calling and choice; for, doing these things you should under no circumstances be tripping at any time. " 11 For thus will be richly supplied to you the entrance into the eonian kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 12 Wherefore I shall ever be about to be reminding you concerning these things, even though you are aware of, and have been established in, the present truth." 13 Now I am deeming it just, for as much time as I am in this tabernacle, to be rousing you by a reminder, 14 being aware that my tabernacle is to be put off swiftly according as our Lord, Jesus Christ, also makes evident to me." 15 Yet I shall endeavor to have you, after my exodus, to make mention of these things, ever and anon, also." 16 For not by following wisely made myths do we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ, but by becoming spectators of His magnificence." 17 For He got from God, the Father, the honor and glory of the voice, being carried to Him in such a way by the Glory Magnifical: "This is My Son, the Beloved, in Whom I delight!" 18 And this voice we hear being carried out of heaven, being together with Him in the holy mountain." 19 And we are having the prophetic word more confirmed, which you, doing ideally, are heeding (as to a lamp appearing in a dingy place, till the day should be breaking and the morning star should be rising) in your hearts, 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture at all is becoming its own explanation." 21 For not by the will of man was prophecy carried on at any time, but, being carried on by holy spirit, holy men of God speak."