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The Book of 2 Peter

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1:1 Simon 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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:1 But 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 destruction. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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; (Add To My Scripture Library)

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; (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 ungodly; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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;) (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 of dignities. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 corruption; (Add To My Scripture Library)

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; (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 them. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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: (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 repentance. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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, (Add To My Scripture Library)

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? (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 you; (Add To My Scripture Library)

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 destruction. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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