ABU(i) 1 SIMON PETER, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you, in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 3 Seeing that his divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and might; 4 through which he has given us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world through lust; 5 yea for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith fortitude; and to fortitude, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, patience; and to patience, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if these things are in you, and abound, they cause that ye shall not be inactive nor unfruitful in attaining to the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacks these things is blind, not seeing afar off, having forgotten the cleansing away of his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. 11 For so shall be richly ministered to you the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 12 Wherefore, I will not neglect to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth that is with you. 13 But I think it right, so long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 knowing that I must soon put off my tabernacle, as also our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will endeavor that at all times ye may be able after my departure to call these things to mind. 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 had been eye-witnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when such a voice was borne to him from the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; 18 and this voice we heard borne from heaven, being with him in the holy mount. 19 And we have more sure the prophetic word; to which ye do well that ye take heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture comes of private interpretation; 21 for prophecy was never brought by the will of man; but moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.