The Second Epistle General of Peter
IMON Peter, a servant and an
apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like
precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ:
1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the
knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all
things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the
knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and
precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the
divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the
world through lust.
1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your
faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance
patience; and to patience godliness;
1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to
brotherly kindness charity.
1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make
you that ye shall neither be barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and
cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from
his old sins.
1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to
make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things,
ye shall never fall:
1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you
abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour
1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always
in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and
be established in the present truth.
1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this
tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in
1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my
tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after
my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables,
when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
1:17 For he received from God the Father honour and
glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent
glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard,
when we were with him in the holy mount.
1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star
arise in your hearts:
1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
scripture is of any private interpretation.
1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will
of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost.
[ II Peter: Chapter
1: | Verses: 21 | Words: 488 ]
UT there were false prophets also
among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among
you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying
the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift
2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by
reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned
words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long
time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but
cast them down to hell, and delivered them into
chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the
eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in
the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into
ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making
them an ensample unto those that after should live
2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy
conversation of the wicked:
2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in
seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to
day with their unlawful deeds;)
2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of
temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment
to be punished:
2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the
lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous
are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil
2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and
might, bring not railing accusation against them before the
2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be
taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they
understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own
2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with
their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease
from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have
exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone
astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,
who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass
speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the
2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are
carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is
reserved for ever.
2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of
vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through
much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them
who live in error.
2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves
are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome,
of the same is he brought in bondage.
2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of
the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known
the way of righteousness, than, after they have known
it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto
2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true
proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and
the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
[ II Peter: Chapter
2: | Verses: 22 | Words: 581 ]
HIS second epistle, beloved, I
now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure
minds by way of remembrance:
3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were
spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of
us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the
last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for
since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they
were from the beginning of the creation.
3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the
word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out
of the water and in the water:
3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed
with water, perished:
3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the
same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day
of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a
thousand years as one day.
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the
night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great
noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth
also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
3:11 Seeing then that all these things
shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to
be in all holy conversation and godliness,
3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day
of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved,
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for
new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth
3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such
things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace,
without spot, and blameless.
3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our
Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also
according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto
3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in
them of these things; in which are some things hard to be
understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own
3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these
things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the
error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.