BIB(i) 1 Συμεὼν (Simon) Πέτρος (Peter), δοῦλος (a servant) καὶ (and) ἀπόστολος (apostle) Ἰησοῦ (of Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ), Τοῖς (To those) ἰσότιμον (equally precious) ἡμῖν (with ours) λαχοῦσιν (having obtained) πίστιν (a faith), ἐν (through) δικαιοσύνῃ (the righteousness) τοῦ (of the) Θεοῦ (God) ἡμῶν (of us) καὶ (and) Σωτῆρος (Savior), Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ): 2 Χάρις (Grace) ὑμῖν (to you) καὶ (and) εἰρήνη (peace) πληθυνθείη (be multiplied) ἐν (in) ἐπιγνώσει (the knowledge) τοῦ (-) Θεοῦ (of God) καὶ (and) Ἰησοῦ (of Jesus) τοῦ (the) Κυρίου (Lord) ἡμῶν (of us). 3 Ὡς (Accordingly), 〈τὰ〉 (-) πάντα (all things) ἡμῖν (to us) τῆς (the) θείας (divine) δυνάμεως (power) αὐτοῦ (of Him) τὰ (-) πρὸς (toward) ζωὴν (life) καὶ (and) εὐσέβειαν (godliness) δεδωρημένης (has given), διὰ (through) τῆς (the) ἐπιγνώσεως (knowledge) τοῦ (of the One) καλέσαντος (having called) ἡμᾶς (us) ἰδίᾳ (by His own) δόξῃ (glory) καὶ (and) ἀρετῇ (excellence), 4 δι’ (through) ὧν (which) τὰ (the) τίμια (precious) καὶ (and) μέγιστα (magnificent) ἡμῖν (to us) ἐπαγγέλματα (promises) δεδώρηται (He has given), ἵνα (so that) διὰ (through) τούτων (these) γένησθε (you might become) θείας (of the divine) κοινωνοὶ (partakers) φύσεως (nature), ἀποφυγόντες (having escaped) τῆς (the) ἐν (in) τῷ (the) κόσμῳ (world) ἐν (in) ἐπιθυμίᾳ (desire), φθορᾶς (decay). 5 Καὶ (And) αὐτὸ (very reason) τοῦτο (for this) δὲ (now), σπουδὴν (earnestness) πᾶσαν (all) παρεισενέγκαντες (having brought in), ἐπιχορηγήσατε (supplement) ἐν (into) τῇ (the) πίστει (faith) ὑμῶν (of you) τὴν (-) ἀρετήν (virtue), ἐν (into) δὲ (and) τῇ (-) ἀρετῇ (virtue) τὴν (-) γνῶσιν (knowledge), 6 ἐν (into) δὲ (then) τῇ (-) γνώσει (knowledge) τὴν (-) ἐγκράτειαν (self-control), ἐν (into) δὲ (then) τῇ (-) ἐγκρατείᾳ (self-control) τὴν (-) ὑπομονήν (endurance), ἐν (into) δὲ (then) τῇ (-) ὑπομονῇ (endurance) τὴν (-) εὐσέβειαν (godliness), 7 ἐν (in) δὲ (then) τῇ (-) εὐσεβείᾳ (godliness) τὴν (-) φιλαδελφίαν (brotherly affection), ἐν (in) δὲ (then) τῇ (-) φιλαδελφίᾳ (brotherly affection) τὴν (-) ἀγάπην (love). 8 ταῦτα (These things) γὰρ (for) ὑμῖν (in you) ὑπάρχοντα (being) καὶ (and) πλεονάζοντα (abounding), οὐκ (neither) ἀργοὺς (idle) οὐδὲ (nor) ἀκάρπους (unfruitful) καθίστησιν (make you), εἰς (as to) τὴν (the) τοῦ (of the) Κυρίου (Lord) ἡμῶν (of us) Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ), ἐπίγνωσιν (knowledge). 9 ᾧ (In whomever) γὰρ (for) μὴ (not) πάρεστιν (are present) ταῦτα (these things), τυφλός (blind) ἐστιν (he is), μυωπάζων (being short sighted), λήθην (forgetfulness) λαβὼν (having received) τοῦ (of the) καθαρισμοῦ (purification) τῶν (the) πάλαι (former) αὐτοῦ (of him) ἁμαρτιῶν (sins). 10 Διὸ (Therefore) μᾶλλον (rather), ἀδελφοί (brothers), σπουδάσατε (be diligent), βεβαίαν (sure) ὑμῶν (your) τὴν (-) κλῆσιν (calling) καὶ (and) ἐκλογὴν (election) ποιεῖσθαι (to make), ταῦτα (these things) γὰρ (for) ποιοῦντες (practicing) οὐ (never) μὴ (not) πταίσητέ (shall you stumble) ποτε (at any time). 11 οὕτως (In this way) γὰρ (for) πλουσίως (richly) ἐπιχορηγηθήσεται (will be supplied) ὑμῖν (to you) ἡ (the) εἴσοδος (entrance) εἰς (into) τὴν (the) αἰώνιον (eternal) βασιλείαν (kingdom) τοῦ (of the) Κυρίου (Lord) ἡμῶν (of us) καὶ (and) Σωτῆρος (Savior), Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ). 12 Διὸ (Therefore) μελλήσω (I will be ready) ἀεὶ (always) ὑμᾶς (you) ὑπομιμνῄσκειν (to remind) περὶ (concerning) τούτων (these things), καίπερ (though) εἰδότας (knowing them) καὶ (and) ἐστηριγμένους (having been strengthened) ἐν (in) τῇ (the) παρούσῃ (being present in you) ἀληθείᾳ (truth). 13 δίκαιον (Right) δὲ (now) ἡγοῦμαι (I esteem it), ἐφ’ (as) ὅσον (long as) εἰμὶ (I am) ἐν (in) τούτῳ (this) τῷ (-) σκηνώματι (tabernacle), διεγείρειν (to stir up) ὑμᾶς (you) ἐν (by) ὑπομνήσει (putting you in remembrance), 14 εἰδὼς (knowing) ὅτι (that) ταχινή (impending) ἐστιν (is) ἡ (the) ἀπόθεσις (putting off) τοῦ (of the) σκηνώματός (tabernacle) μου (of me), καθὼς (as) καὶ (also) ὁ (the) Κύριος (Lord) ἡμῶν (of us) Ἰησοῦς (Jesus) Χριστὸς (Christ) ἐδήλωσέν (has made clear) μοι (to me). 15 σπουδάσω (I will be diligent) δὲ (now) καὶ (also) ἑκάστοτε (at every time), ἔχειν (to have) ὑμᾶς (for you) μετὰ (after) τὴν (-) ἐμὴν (my) ἔξοδον (departure), τὴν (-) τούτων (these things) μνήμην (a lasting remembrance) ποιεῖσθαι (to make). 16 Οὐ (Not) γὰρ (for) σεσοφισμένοις (cleverly devised) μύθοις (fables) ἐξακολουθήσαντες (having followed out), ἐγνωρίσαμεν (we have made known) ὑμῖν (to you) τὴν (the) τοῦ (of the) Κυρίου (Lord) ἡμῶν (of us) Ἰησοῦ (Jesus) Χριστοῦ (Christ) δύναμιν (power) καὶ (and) παρουσίαν (coming), ἀλλ’ (but) ἐπόπται (eyewitnesses) γενηθέντες (having been) τῆς (-) ἐκείνου (of His) μεγαλειότητος (majesty). 17 λαβὼν (Having received) γὰρ (for) παρὰ (from) Θεοῦ (God) Πατρὸς (the Father) τιμὴν (honor) καὶ (and) δόξαν (glory), φωνῆς (a voice) ἐνεχθείσης (was brought) αὐτῷ (to Him), τοιᾶσδε (such as follows) ὑπὸ (by) τῆς (the) μεγαλοπρεποῦς (Majestic) δόξης (Glory): “Ὁ (The) Υἱός (Son) μου (of Me), ὁ (-) ἀγαπητός (beloved) μου (of Me), οὗτός (this) ἐστιν (is), εἰς (in) ὃν (whom) ἐγὼ (I) εὐδόκησα (have found delight).” 18 καὶ (And) ταύτην (this) τὴν (-) φωνὴν (voice) ἡμεῖς (we) ἠκούσαμεν (heard) ἐξ (from) οὐρανοῦ (heaven), ἐνεχθεῖσαν (having been brought) σὺν (with) αὐτῷ (Him), ὄντες (being) ἐν (in) τῷ (the) ἁγίῳ (holy) ὄρει (mountain). 19 Καὶ (And) ἔχομεν (we have) βεβαιότερον (more certain) τὸν (the) προφητικὸν (prophetic) λόγον (word), ᾧ (to which) καλῶς (well) ποιεῖτε (you do) προσέχοντες (taking heed), ὡς (as) λύχνῳ (to a lamp) φαίνοντι (shining) ἐν (in) αὐχμηρῷ (a dark) τόπῳ (place), ἕως (until) οὗ (this) ἡμέρα (day) διαυγάσῃ (shall have dawned) καὶ (and) φωσφόρος (the morning star) ἀνατείλῃ (shall have arisen) ἐν (in) ταῖς (the) καρδίαις (hearts) ὑμῶν (of you), 20 τοῦτο (this) πρῶτον (first) γινώσκοντες (knowing), ὅτι (that) πᾶσα (any) προφητεία (prophecy) γραφῆς (of Scripture) ἰδίας (of its own) ἐπιλύσεως (interpretation) οὐ (not) γίνεται (is). 21 οὐ (Not) γὰρ (for) θελήματι (by the will) ἀνθρώπου (of man) ἠνέχθη (was brought) προφητεία (prophecy) ποτέ (at any time), ἀλλὰ (but) ὑπὸ (by) Πνεύματος (the Spirit) Ἁγίου (Holy) φερόμενοι (being carried), ἐλάλησαν (spoke) ἀπὸ (from) Θεοῦ (God) ἄνθρωποι (men).