1 Simon Peter a bondservant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the ones, having obtained a faith that is equal with us, in righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you all in the full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 As His divine power has given to us all things toward life and godliness, through the full knowledge of the One having called us to His own glory and excellence,
4 through which things precious and greatest promises He has given to us, in order that through these you might come to be partners of divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world in lust.
5 And for this very reason also, having applied all diligence, in your faith supply excellence, and in excellence, knowledge,
6 and in knowledge, self-control, and in self-control, patience, and in patience, godliness,
7 and in godliness, brotherly love, and in brotherly love, love.
8 For these things being with you and abounding, do not make you idle nor unfruitful into the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For he with whom these things are not present, he is blind, being shortsighted, having received forgetfulness of the purification of his former sins.
10 Therefore rather, brethren, be diligent to make your calling and choice secure for yourselves, for doing these things you might absolutely not ever stumble.
11 For so the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be abundantly supplied to you.
12 Therefore, I will always be about to remind you concerning these things, although they are known and established in the truth being present.
13 And I consider it right, over as long as I am in this dwelling, to stir you up in a reminder,
14 knowing that the putting away of my tabernacle is imminent, just as also our Lord Jesus Christ clarified to me.
15 And I will be diligent also on each occasion, to have you make remembrance of these things after my departure.
16 For we made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, not having followed clever myths, but having become observers of the majesty of that One.
17 For having received from God the Father honor and glory, such a voice having been borne to Him by the magnificent glory: This is My Son, My Beloved, into Whom I Myself was pleased.
18 And this voice we heard having been borne out from heaven, being with Him in the holy mountain.
19 And we have the prophetic word more secure, to which you do well holding, as to a lamp shining in gloomy place, until such a day might dawn, and a morning star might rise in your hearts.
20 Knowing this first, that all prophecy of Scripture does not come to be of its own interpretation.
21 For prophecy was not ever brought by will of man, but being borne by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.
1 But false prophets also came to be among the people, as also among you all there will be false teachers, who will introduce factions of destruction, even denying the Master having purchased them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many will follow their licentiousness, on account of whom the way of the truth will be blasphemed.
3 And in greediness they will merchandise you with false words, for whom the judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not slumber.
4 For since God did not spare angels having sinned, but having cast them into Tartarus with chains of blackness, He delivered them over into judgment, being reserved,
5 and He did not spare the ancient world, but He guarded the eighth, Noah, a preacher of righteousness, having brought a deluge to a world of ungodly,
6 and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, having reduced to ruin, He condemned, placed as an example for those who are going to be ungodly,
7 and He rescued righteous Lot, being oppressed by the conduct in licentiousness of the lawless ones,
8 for by seeing and hearing, the righteous one dwelling among them day out from day, was tormenting his righteous soul by their lawless works,
9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly out from temptation butto reserve the unrighteous into a day of judgment, being punished,
10 but especially the ones going after the flesh in lust of corruption, and despising lordship, bold, self-willed, they do not tremble while blaspheming glories,
11 whereas angels, being greater as to force and power, do not bring against them a blasphemous judgment with the Lord.
12 But these, as unreasonable living creatures begotten naturally into capture and corruption, in which blaspheming, they are ignorant in their corruption and will be corrupted,
13 being harmed with the reward of unrighteousness, considering it a pleasure to revel in the day, spots and blemishes reveling in their deceptions, feasting together with you,
14 having eyes full of adultery and unceasing of sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart exercised of covetousness, children of a curse,
15 having left a straight way, they were misled, having followed in the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.
16 But he had rebuked of his own transgression, a mute donkey, having uttered in a voice of a man, hindered the insanity of the prophet.
17 These are waterless springs and mists being driven by a gale, for whom the blackness of the darkness has been reserved.
18 For arrogant sounds uttering of vanity, they entice in lusts of the flesh to licentiousness, the ones barely escaping the ones dwelling in error.
19 Promising freedom to them, themselves being bondservants of the corruption, for by what a certain one has been defeated, to this he has been enslaved.
20 For if having escaped the defilements of the world in full knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and having been entangled again by these things, then they are defeated, the last things have come to be worse for them than the first.
21 For it was better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than having had full knowledge, to return out from the holy commandment having been delivered to them.
22 It happened to them, the one of the true proverb, a dog having returned upon its own vomit, and a pig having washed into wallowing of mire.
1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I write to you, in which I stir up your sincere mind in a reminder
2 to remember the sayings foretold by the holy prophets and your apostles of the commandment of the Lord and Savior.
3 Knowing this first, that upon the last days mockers will come in mockery, going according to their own lusts
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His presence? For from when the fathers fell asleep, all things so continue from the beginning of creation.”
5 For while desiring this, it escapes their notice that the heavens were from long ago, and the earth, out from water and through water, stood together by the word of God,
6 through which the world then, having been flooded by water, perished,
7 but the heaven and earth now, by the same word are stored for fire, being reserved into a day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly men.
8 But in this let it not escape your notice, beloved, that one day alongside the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord does not delay the promise, as certain ones consider delay, but He is longsuffering into you, not intending any to perish, but all to advance into repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements burning with intense heat will be loosed, and the earth and the works in it, will be found.
11 All these things so being loosed, what kind of person is necessary for you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
12 looking toward and hastening the presence of the day of God, on account of which the heavens burning with fire will be loosed, and the elements burning with intense heat are melted.
13 But we look toward new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, looking toward these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
15 and consider the longsuffering of our Lord as salvation, just as also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom having been given to him,
16 as also in all letters, speaking in them concerning these things, in which certain things are hard to understand, which the ones unlearned and unstable twist, as also the remaining Scriptures, toward their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, knowing beforehand, be on guard, in order that you might not fall from your own steadfastness, having been led away together by the error of the lawless ones,
18 but grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him the glory, both now and into the day of the age.